Village of Coalton

PO Box 98; 10 S Second St. Coalton, OH 45621


Mon-Thurs: 10:00-4:30 PM, Fri-Sun: Closed

Village News

Off Road Vehicles

4 Wheelers are prohibited from being driven on the streets in Coalton. Golf Carts, Side by Sides, Mules are allowed and need to follow the state code being road worthy; they must have headlights, brake lights, turn signals, horn, must be able to reach a speed of 35 MPH, and MUST be driven by a licensed driver and it must be insured.


The parks in the Village; Rosy Jones Pollinator Park, the Village Green Park, the Old School Skate Pad and Basket Ball Lot and the Hearney/Foster Street Park are open from dusk to dawn. No drinking, smoking, drugs, fighting, cussing, littering.


Council Meets the First and Third Tuesday of each month except during the summer months, when we meet only on the first Tuesday of the month. April-September: Unless otherwise advertised.

Council Members

 Matt McCarthy,  Michele Meacham, Kheritha Shivers
VACANT SEAT                                      KHERITHA SHIVERS                                                   Vacant Seat                                                       matt mccarthy

                                   Vacant Seat

                              Shelley Meacham


Billings for utilities are done monthly. Meter readings are input into the system and bills are generated by the 25th of each month. Utility bills are due by the 10th of the following month or next business day if the 10th falls on the weekend. Penalties are calculated on all bills not paid on the 11th of the month. When the bills is sent out it states the date water will be shut off. This is 10 days from the date the penalty is assessed. There is a form the resident can request for an extension of payment. If it is a rental, the resident and the landlord need to sign. The village offers water leak insurance for $5.00 per month. This is added to the monthly billing.

Water deposits now called Water Service Fee is non-refundable.

No person with a delinquent utility account is permitted to pen another account or live in a residence having utlities in the Village of Coalton until the delinquent account is paid in full.

Village of Coalton, Ohio

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report

For 2022


The Village of Coalton has prepared the following report to provide information to you, the consumer, on the quality of our drinking water.  This report is required as part of Safe Water Drinking Act Reauthorization of 1996. This year’s report includes general health information, water quality test results, how to participate in decisions concerning your drinking water and water system contacts.

About your drinking water

The Village of Coalton receives its drinking water from Jackson County Water which obtains its drinking water from wells in the Scioto River Valley Aquifer near Richmondale, Ohio.


SUSCEPTIBILITY ANALYSIS. This assessment indicates that Jackson County Water Company’s source of drinking water has a high susceptibility to contamination because of:

·the presence of a relatively thin protective layer of clay overlying the aquifer,

· the shallow depth (approximately 20 feet below ground surface) of the aquifer, and

· the presence of significant potential contaminant sources in the protection area.

This susceptibility means that under currently existing conditions, the likelihood of the aquifer becoming contaminated is relatively high. This likelihood can be minimized by implementing appropriate protective measures. This full report can be found online at:


In 2022 The Village of Coalton had a current, unconditional license to operate our water system.


No contaminants were found to be near Maximum Contaminates Level (MCL) set by the Ohio EPA or other Regulatory Agencies.


How do I participate in decisions concerning my drinking water?


For more info. on your drinking water contact Larry Foster at Jackson County Water at (740)286-5929


Public participation and comment are encouraged at regular meetings of Coalton Village Council which meets on the first and third Monday evening of the month at 10 Second St. Coalton, Ohio 45621


For more information on your drinking water contact Greg Farrar water system operator at:    (740)286-6986


 What are sources of contamination to drinking water?

The sources of drinking water both tap water and bottled water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.


Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife; (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses; (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban Strom water runoff, and septic systems; (E) radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.


In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, USEPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency=s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).




For: Village of Coalton PWSID OH4000003


Contaminants (Units)           MCLG  /     MCL /     Level/      Range of /  Violation / Sample / Typical Source of Contaminants                                                                                                          Found      Detections                      Year 

Residual Disinfectants

Chlorine (ppm)         MRDLG     MRDL     1.1008331    1.15       No           2022 Water additive used to control microbes.                                              4               4                  


Volatile Organic Contaminants

Total Trihalomethanes                  80        10.9        9.9-10.9     No

(ppb)                             NA                                                                         2022 By-product of drinking water chlorination

Inorganic Contaminants

Lead(ppb)                     0          AL=15.00    0            0                 No         2022 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposits

Copper (ppm)               1.3       AL=1.3     0.035      0-.330         No        2022 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposits

0 out of 10 samples were found to have lead levels in excess of the lead action level of 15 ppb.

0 out of 10 samples were found to have copper levels in excess of the copper action level of 1.3 ppm.


Test Results from Jackson County Water Company WTP

Contaminants (Units)           MCLG  /     MCL /          Level/      Range of /  Violation / Sample / Typical Source of Contaminants                                                                                                          Found      Detections                      Year


Inorganic Contaminants

Lead(ppb)                            0        AL=15.00   <5.0       0.-<5.0       No      2020 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposits

Copper (ppm)                      1.3      AL=1.3      0.185      0-.239        No     2020 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposit

0 out of 30 samples were found to have lead levels in excess of the lead action level of 15 ppb.

0 out of 30 samples were found to have copper levels in excess of the copper action level of 1.3 ppm.

Fluoride (ppm)                        4             4       0.951     0.785-1.08  No   2022  Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits

Barium(ppm)                           2            2        0.058         NA           No    2021 Discharge of drilling waste; discharge from refineries; erosion of natural deposit

Nitrate                                     10         10      <0.10          NA           No    2022 Runoff from fertilizer use; erosion of natural deposits

Volatile Organic Contaminants   e

Total Chlorine (ppm)    MRDLG    MRDL      1.28        1.03-1.50    No   2022 Water additive used to control microbe.                                                        4              4               


Gross Alpha                      0                 15       6.5 pC/L      N/A         No    2018 Water additive used to control microbes

Lead Educational Information:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  The Village of Coaltonis responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791or at


IDSE Monitoring:

Under the Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (D/DBPR), our public water system was required by USEPA to conduct an evaluation of our distribution system.  This is known as an Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE), and is intended to identify locations in our distribution system with elevated disinfection byproduct concentrations.  The locations selected for the IDSE may be used for compliance monitoring under Stage 2 DBPR, beginning in 2012.  Disinfection byproducts are the result of providing continuous disinfection of your drinking water and from when disinfectants combine with organic matter naturally occurring in the source water.  Disinfection byproducts are grouped into two categories.  Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and Haloaectic Acids (HAA5).  USEPA sets standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and disinfectant byproducts in drinking water, including both TTHMs and HAA5s.


The EPA requires regular sampling to ensure drinking water safety.  The Village of Coalton conducted sampling for bacteria; volatile organic during 2022. These samples did not detect contaminants in the Village of Coalton water supply.  The Ohio EPA requires us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data, though accurate, are more than one year old.

 Who needs to take special precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immune-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infection.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).


Definitions of some terms contained within this report.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Contaminant level (MCL): The highest level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Parts per Million (ppm) or Milligrams per Liter (mg/L) are units of measure for concentration of a contaminant.  A part per million corresponds to one second in a little over 11.5 days.

Parts per Billion (ppb) or Micrograms per Liter (μg/L) are units of measure for concentration of a contaminant.  A part per billion corresponds to one second in 31.7 years.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

The A<A symbol: A symbol which means less than.  A result of <5 means that the lowest level that could be detected was 5 and the contaminant in that sample was not detected.

IDSE: Initial Distribution System Evaluation

ND: No Detection

NA: Not Applicable

Annual Financial Report

  The 2023 Annual Financial Report is complete and is available for public                           inspection during business hours by appointment.  

Coalton Utility Office 10 S. 2nd. St. 

Coalton, OH 45621