The District is considered a special district through Ohio law (ORC 6119).

We provide safe potable water and sanitary sewer service to our customers, who are mostly homeowners, as well as several businesses and a public elementary, middle, and high school. Our service area includes several townships in Defiance County. The District’s sole source of potable water is the City of Defiance’s water treatment plant.

The chlorination station on Ayersville Avenue is where the District takes water from the City of Defiance and adds chlorine before supplying our customers with potable water. The District’s sole water tower was installed in the early 1970’s and has a capacity of 150,000 gallons.

District operations began in the late 1960’s with the laying of water lines. Today, there are approximately 25 miles of water lines maintained by the District. New water lines were last installed before 2010.