Water Department

Water Department

The Water Department is a branch of Public Works responsible for providing potable water to the residents of Steubenville and parts of northern Jefferson County. Water is pumped from the Ohio River at the Alikanna Pump Station to a 6 million gallon reservoir at the Filtration Plant located on University Blvd. The Filtration Plant is a new Superpulsator facility commissioned in August 2007 and is the only one of its kind in the State of Ohio at this time. The new plant produces an average of 5 million gallons a day of potable water. Michael Wigal heads a team of 13 employees consisting of operators and maintenance personnel.  All of the operators are licensed and hold either a Class I, II or III Ohio EPA Water Supply License. The Water Department is responsible for repairing water main breaks, but not service lines.

To report a water line break, please call the water treatment plant a (740)283-6041


Michael Wigal

Michael Wigal has been an employee of the city since 1996 and is a veteran of the U.S Navy.  He oversees the city’s water treatment and distribution systems.  He has an Ohio Class III Water License, an Ohio Class III Wastewater License and is currently working towards his Ohio Class IV Water License.

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