Allen Water District

The Allen Water District is a regional water district formed under Ohio Revised Code Section 6119, and as such, is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio.  The Allen Water District's actions are directed by a Board of Trustees.  This Board consists of four members appointed by each township:  American, Bath, Perry and Shawnee, two Members-at-Large appointed by the Board itself and one member appointed by the Allen County Commissioners.

About Us

Mission Statement

The Board of Trustees of the Allen Water District, Allen County, Ohio is committed to professionally managing and facilitating the installation of public water infrastructure and providing high quality and reliable public water to the customers of the District.

Interested in Public Water?

Please contact the  Allen Water District to see if there is a waterline that currently serves your property.  If there isn't, the District can tell you how close you are to a waterline and get you more information on how you may be able to connect.


The Allen Water District was originally formed in 1989 in an attempt to get water to American, Bath, Perry and Shawnee Townships.  The District now represents all 12 township in Allen County through an agreement with the County Commissioners.

Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

July 11th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

August 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

September 12th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

October 10th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

November 7th, 2018 at 6 p.m.

December 12th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

West Breese Road Informational Meeting

An Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 6 p.m. at 3230 N. Cole Street to present informational regarding a potential project - West Breese Road Water and Sewer Improvement Project.

A notice has been sent to all affected property owners.  Items to be discussed are as follows:

  • Review Meeting Objectives
  • Review History of the Project
  • Review Proposed Water and Sewer Layout
  • Review Property Owner Infrastructure Connection Options
  • Easement Acquisition
  • Review Cost to Connect to Infrastructure
  • Review Post-Construction Connection Procedures
  • Review Tentative Schedule
  • Questions and Answers

Diller Road East Waterline Improvement Project

  • On 11/8/2017, an Informational Meeting was held at the Allen Water District Office.  This meeting was held to provide information to property owners regarding proposed project costs, layout and timelines.

  •  On 1/10/2018, the Board made a motion to continue with the Diller Road East Waterline Improvement Project by Waiver of Notice of Hearing and Consent to Assesment for Public Improvement.  The District Chair has signed and entered into an agreement with Kohli & Kaliher Associates, Inc. for preparation of plans.

  • On 4/11/2018, the Board of Trustees approved a Resolution of Necessity to construct a waterline along East Diller Road stating the location of project, approve detailed plans, specifications, estimate of costs, method of repayment and method of levying special assessments and authorize the Clerk of the Board to advertise for bids.

  • On 5/9/2018, the Board of Trustees approved a Resolution of Intent to Proceed with the Diller Road East Waterline Improvement Project.   

Diller Road East Waterline Extension Info Mtg Pres Rev 11-8-17 (pptx)


Meet the Board


Dr. John Biery


Vice Chair

Ken Lucas 



Merle Miller 

American Township Representative


Steve Kayatin 

County Representative

Project Coordinator

Jack Hartley 

Bath Township Representative


Greg Kessen

Perry Township Representative


John Gosnell 

Shawnee Township Representative

Clerk of the Board

Kimberly Stiles

In Appreciation of Robert Murphy

The Allen Water District wishes to recognize an outstanding board member, Robert Murphy, who has faithfully served the residents of the District for over 17 years.  Bob was appointed to the Allen Water District Board of Trustees on April 20th, 2000 as a Perry Township Representative.  He has been enthusiastic, resourceful and dedictated to the visions of the Allen Water District, greatly benefiting the citizens of the District.  Bob served as the District Chair during most of his tenure and provided a high level of leadership, knowledge and passion carrying out his many responsibilities.  Bob's term ended in March 2018 and his dedication and knowledge will be missed. 

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Allen Water District

3230 N Cole St, Lima, Ohio 45801, United States


Hours of Operation: (The office is usually closed for lunch between 12:30-1:30 pm)

** The office will be closed on Monday May 28th in observation of Memorial Day.