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.

Phone: 330-337-8723

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

SSO Report 2021

Click below for the 2021 Sanitary Sewer Overflow report.
SSO Report 2021

CCR Report 2021

Click below for the 2021 Annual Quality Water report.
CCR Report 2021

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.