Water & Sewer

Areas of Dayton have begun the transition from private water and sewer systems to city services. As more businesses and residents hook up to these utilities, we have been inspecting the work of the contractors to ensure old septic tanks have been properly abandoned. As part of the utility hook ups, MXU devices are being installed to make reading water meters less invasive for property owners, and to cut costs for staff. The water and sewer department monitors the City’s infrastructure and provides maintenance. Some maintenance most noticeable to the public is the routine flushing of fire hydrants which happens in April and October each year.

NE Dayton Water and Sewer Connection Information

Owner(s) of property directly adjacent to the sanitary sewer collection system, but with a working private septic system shall be allowed to continue to use their private septic system.  If however, at any time, the private septic system fails, as determined by the City Building Inspector or Zoning Administrator through an inspection, and no reasonable option exists to repair it or replace it on a suitable on-site alternate septic site, the owner(s) shall install suitable connection to the sanitary sewer system at their own expense.  (Ordinance 2015-04) The previous deadline of December 31, 2015 has been eliminated. 

For Commercial / Industrial / Institutional Properties

Prior to receiving a permit to connection to public sewers, non-residential properties must apply for a Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) determination from the Metropolitan Council. You can register here to complete the SAC determination with the Metropolitan Council. You and the City will be forwarded the determination. Water Availability Charge is set per the City Fee Schedule.

SW Dayton Water and Sewer Connection Information

Properties that wish to connect to water and sewer services in the southwest area of Dayton are also required to receive a permit prior to connecting.  Permit application information can be found on the Permits page.

Licensed Water and Sewer Installers

The City of Dayton requires water and sewer installers to receive a permit from the City to complete work. Below is a list of contractors who have received the permit. If you or you have a contractor, who needs a permit, please contact City Hall for information on the required materials.

This list is in no particular order:

How to Drain a Water Heater

Please view this wikiHow for a guide on how to drain a water heater.  By flushing your water heater at least once a year, it removes sediment from the tank.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 763-427-3224.