Whenever the legislative authority of any city, by ordinance, declares it essential to the best interests of such city, the duties relating to the management and operation of municipally owned public utilities . . . shall be vested in a board composed of three members (ORC 735.03).
The Utilities Commission oversees the Utilities Superintendent. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Don Weingart has served as the Utilities Superintendent since 1985; he started his career with the Salem Utilities Department in 1952.
Utilities Supt.: Donald R. Weingart
Assistant Superintendent: Butch Donnalley
Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager: Dean Stokes
Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator:
Water Plant Manager: Larry Sebrell
Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator: Rob Hasson
Water Distribution General Foreman: Terry Endsley
Water Distribution Assistant Foreman: Brian Hall
Accounts Manager: Samantha Loper
Junior Clerks: Kim Cross, Tabatha Kornack
East Palestine Train Derailment Information
Click below for the East Palestine Train Derailment Information PDF
Train wreck flyer from Chairman
Water/Sewer Service Application Packet
Click on the link below for the Water/Sewer Service Application Packet.
City of Salem, Ohio Water & Sewer Service Application Packet_09242021
Report A Street Light That is Out
Through this service provided by First Energy, Salem residents can report a street light that is out. Follow the link below.
Click here to report a street light out to FirstEnergy
Click below to download information on backflow prevention and cross-connection control.