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You may park in the lot adjacent to Veteran's Park. View more specifics and details of the Finance Department.
If the detector is just chirping, thumping or buzzing, it probably means that the battery is low. Replace the battery as soon as possible. Without a working battery, a smoke detector cannot do it job and the risk of dying in a fire increases greatly. For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 513-867-5378 or visit our Smoke Detector Guide.
While digital phone service works with the Emergency 911 system and will transmit a caller’s address, residents should be aware that cable-based digital service will likely not work during power failures. While traditional land lines usually offer back-up power, digital customers may wish to have a cellular telephone should service be interrupted.
If you answered yes to question 1 and any of 2 through 5, you need to file an individual return with the City of Fairfield. If you answered yes to question 6 or 7, you need to file a Fairfield business return. If you are not sure if you are a Fairfield resident look up your address and find municipalities and income tax rates through the State of Ohio's Tax Finder.
For example: You worked in Hamilton and Blue Ash. In Hamilton, your wages were $20,000 and taxes paid to Hamilton $400. In Blue Ash, your wages were $15,000 and taxes paid to Blue Ash were $180. The calculation would be as follows:Hamilton W-2: $400 divided by 2.0% = $20,000 multiplied by 1.5% = $300Blue Ash W-2: $180Total credit for taxes paid: $480Total taxes owed to Fairfield: $35,000 multiplied by 1.5% equals $525Balance owed: $525 minus $480, equals $45
This balance is due to Blue Ash's rate (1.2%) being lower than Fairfield's rate (1.5%). You cannot offset the credits by using all of Hamilton's credit with all of Blue Ash's credit. The money remains in the community in which you paid it; therefore, the City of Fairfield cannot allow credit above its rate.
You can learn more by visiting the What You Can Do With GIS page.
The GIS is maintained by GIS staff, part of the Information Technology Division of the Finance Department. Dedicated staff include one GIS Administrator reporting to the IT Manager. Secondary GIS staff, those whose primary job function is not GIS, include 1 Wastewater GIS staffer, 2 Water GIS staffers, and 1 Public Works GIS staffer.
Aerial photos were flown in 2000, 2005 and 2007. GIS staff have begun verifying all data written between 2001 and 2005 that was created from construction drawings or field data collection.
It is preferred that you apply online at our Current Employment Opportunities page; however, if you are unable to for some reason, please call the Human Resources Office at 513-867-5352.
Read our brochure about the Police Department that gives standards for consideration and employee benefits. Also, feel free to contact the Human Resources Office at 513-867-5352 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When an opening occurs, online applications for that specific position are reviewed and candidates who meet established qualifications are contacted. If you applied for a Civil Service classified position, you will be notified by email confirming the date, time and location of the exam once the deadline for applications has passed. Generally, within two weeks after the examination, you will receive a notice of your test score. Once approved by the Civil Service Commission, the certified list of applicants is given to the hiring manager who contacts the applicants directly in order of placement on the certified eligibility list.
The City strives to provide interesting and challenging jobs and work assignments, as well as pay that is fair and competitive. In addition, City of Fairfield employees participate in medical, dental, life and disability insurance. Other benefits include paid vacation and holidays, personal and sick days, attendance incentive and longevity award programs and participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). There is also an employee assistance program available to employees, tuition reimbursement and training for advancements.
All fees for all programs have to be paid at the time of registration. You also may register over the phone at 513-867-5348 by paying by Visa or MasterCard.
Registration forms may be downloaded. Completed forms should be brought or mailed to the Parks and Recreation office, along with fee payment. Parks Programs Registration Form (PDF)
Please call the Water Division at 513-858-7775 at any time.
Please contact the Utility Billing Office at 513-867-5370 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
To report a leaking or otherwise defective fire hydrant, please contact the City of Fairfield Public Utilities Water Division at 513-858-7775.
A Boil Water Advisory is issued by officials anytime that all or part of the water system loses pressure or is “depressurized”. When a small section of the water system is affected, as it may be due to a water main break, water customers are notified via notices hung on their doors, through the CodeRED Emergency Communications Network or both methods.
The water system is normally under pressure and the water is "pushing out" of water leaks or other outlets. When the system is depressurized, there is the possibility that contaminants may be “pulled in” to the water system. A Boil Advisory must be issued to let the public know of the possibility that microorganisms (bacteria) may be present and that by boiling the water as described, any living bacteria will be inactivated. A boil water advisory does not mean that contaminants have been found, only that conditions have developed that could result in a bacterial contamination. Under a boil water advisory, it is recommended that water be brought to a rolling boil and boiled for at least two minutes before consumption. Boil water advisories are a common occurrence for public water systems across the country.
The City of Fairfield is required by Ohio State Law to administer a backflow prevention program as a means to protect the public water supply from potential contamination. Fairfield’s program is designed to prevent the flow of water from a customer’s private piping back into the public water distribution system. Backflow prevention is primarily accomplished through the installation of backflow prevention devices on a customer’s water pipes. Backflow prevention generally applies to Commercial and Industrial facilities.
It is the home or business owner's responsibility to maintain the sewer lateral from the home or business to the sewer main. It is the City's responsibility to maintain the sewer main.
To find out if your home or business is connected to the City of Fairfield's public water and/or sewer system, give us a call at 513-858-7775. This service is free for our community.
This can be very costly, please give the Public Utilities Department a call at 513-858-7775, as we may have some suggestions or alternatives for you to consider. If you do need to have repair or replacement preformed, only a licensed plumber by the City of Fairfield can perform the task. Any plumber can apply for a license at the: Wastewater Treatment Facility 4799 Groh Lane Fairfield, OH 45014
With the exception of some nutrient testing and other specialized testing, our laboratory staff preforms all analysis.
Questions concerning your water can be directed to 513-858-7775 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For emergencies after business hours, you may also call the Water Division at 513-858-7775.
It means that there is probably an underground utility in your area that needs repair. The blue flags mark the location of our water main and the green flags mark the location of the sanitary sewer. This is a safety precaution so that our underground utilities do not get damaged during the excavation to make the repair.
During the first half of each year, the City of Fairfield issues our Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to the citizens of Fairfield providing the results of our drinking water analyses for the past year. The USEPA and the OEPA set the water quality standards for safe drinking water. The water produced at our plant consistently meets or exceeds all of these requirements. If you have any questions about water quality, you may call the Water Division at 513-858-7775.
Most electric customers are allowed to choose an electric provider. For more information about the Ohio Customer Choice program, visit their website.
The City offers a call-in brush pickup service. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 513-867-4200.
The city contracts with a trash hauler. Currently Rumpke provides this service for Fairfield residents.
For information on disposing large appliances, visit Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District.
The Fairfield Fire Department does not take any type of hazardous materials. Household hazardous waste must be disposed of according to state and federal laws and regulations. For more information you may contact the Butler County Solid Waste Management District at 513-887-3693 or view this document, "A Guide to Safe Management of Household Hazardous Waste".
Unused medications or controlled substances can be disposed of in the City’s “drug drop box” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week located in the lobby of the Fairfield Police Department at 5230 Pleasant Avenue.
Why does the Utility Company trim trees near power lines?
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) requires Utility Companies to inspect and clear their power lines on a regular basis. This is critical to maintain reliable and safe electric power.
How much will be trimmed or cut?
Standards require 10 feet of line clearance. However, that is a minimum standard and does not mean that only 10 feet of material will be trimmed. Trimming is species-specific, taking into account the growth rate of trees and the length of time before trimmers will return to the same area. Typically, limbs and branches will be trimmed to allow at least 12-14 feet of clearance on all sides of power lines. Trees within transmission line easements (large towers) will be totally removed.
Who does the trimming? What standards do they follow?
The Utility Company usually hires private contractors to conduct routine tree trimming which follow standards developed by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the plan approved by the PUCO.
How will I know where tree trimming is scheduled to take place?
The tree trimming contractor will generally provide a flyer or attach a door hanger notifying the affected property of the upcoming trimming.
Are tree trimmers allowed to enter my property?
Power lines on private property are usually located in utility easement areas, which give Utility Companies or their contractors the right to enter and maintain those lines.
What happens to the cut material?
Trees are considered a homeowner’s property. Small debris may be chipped and removed by the contractor as part of jobsite cleanup, but larger limbs and branches are typically cut, stacked, and left on site for the property owner to use or dispose. Disposal can be done through the city’s Brush and Limb Pickup Program.
Where can I get more information regarding Duke Energy’s Utility Trimming Program?
Duke Energy has a website dedicated to explain their Integrated Vegetation Management Program, it can be found by following the link below.
Who can I contact if I have questions about trimming that will be done on my property?
If you have questions about work at your property, always contact the Utilities’ contractor first. They should be willing to meet you at your property to discuss the work. If that does not resolve your concerns, you should contact Duke Energy (800-554-6900) or Butler Rural Electric (513-867-4400).
Duke Energy maintains most of the City's streetlights. Streetlight repair can be requested by calling 1-800-544-6900 or by using their helpful online tool. Information such as pole number and location will be helpful to them in identifying the light needing repair.
Roughly 80 street lights in the City are maintained by Butler Rural Electric. If one of their streetlights is out, call 513-867-4400.
Trees located in the curb lawn area are the responsibility of the property owner, according to Fairfield Codified Ordinance 901.05(b).
The city contracts with Rumpke. Contact them with any questions at 1-800-582-3107.
Appliances should be placed at the curbside on your regular trash day. If disposing of an appliance containing refrigerant (such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, or freezer), the refrigerant must be removed by an appliance contractor prior to placing it at the curb for pickup. For more information, contact Rumpke at 513-742-2900.
Water leaks can be reported using the Request Tracker function accessed through the City's homepage.
Contact Police for dead animal removal.
Average Annual Daily Traffic data is collected and published by the Ohio Department of Transportation. It is available here.
These types of signs are not listed in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) which is the manual that covers the design and placement of street signs. The City continues to restrict or limit signs that are not specifically listed in the OMUTCD. Research has indicated that these types of signs do not have any significant impact on traffic safety. Supporting guidance from the Ohio Department of Transportation is available here.
Call 513-858-7760 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. During normal business hours, your questions will be answered by a collection system employee. After 3:30 p.m. and until 11 p.m., the plant operator will take your call and contact an employee immediately to respond. During heavy rain events, calls will be responded to in the order they are received. During the hours between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., contact the Water Treatment Plant at 513-858-7775.
First, immediately stop all water usage, as backups are typically caused by plumbing problems within your home or business. Turn off washing machines, dishwashers, showers, and anything that uses water.
Second, after stopping all water usage, contact the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 513-858-7760 during the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Your questions will be answered by a Wastewater professional and, if needed, a crew will be dispatched to the your home or business in a timely manner (during heavy rain events, calls will be responded to in the order they are received). During the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., contact the Water Plant at 513-858-7775. The Plant Operator will pass the complaint to the proper Wastewater personnel who will respond to the complaint.
This is called a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) and needs to be reported immediately. During the hours of 7a.m. and 11p.m., contact the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 513-858-7760, and during the hours of 11p.m. and 7a.m., contact the Water Plant at 513-858-7775.
It is unfortunate that in some cases utilities are located behind or adjacent to home or business owner's property. The Wastewater Collection Division has to access the sanitary sewer manholes to perform routine and emergency maintenance. Easement agreements are written so that we are allowed to cross the property to perform the work. The Wastewater Collection Division makes every effort to contact the property owners when it is necessary to enter private property to perform the work.
Your sewer lateral can be accessed through your clean-out. A clean-out is typically found in your basement, or outside property where the lateral exits your home or business. A clean-out typically has a threaded cap 4 inches to 6 inches in diameter.
Sewer odors can be caused by a number of things, a dry trap, blocked vent stack, cracked pipes, or a sour garbage disposal. If it's a blocked vent stack or cracked pipe, a plumber will need to be contacted. Sometimes a garbage disposal will go sour, grinding up ice-cubes in the disposal will take care of this problem. The most common cause of sewer odors in your home or business is a dry trap. Traps will dry out more frequently in the winter months, by simply adding water to all the traps in your home or business typically will eliminate the odor.
During the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., contact the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 513-858-7760. Your questions will be answered by a Wastewater professional, and a crew will be dispatched to your home or business in a timely manner (during heavy rain events, calls will be responded to in the order they are received). During the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., contact the Water Plant at 513-858-7775. The Plant Operator will pass the complaint to the proper Wastewater personnel who will respond to the complaint.
Please view this procedure for cleaning "flooded basements".
On Monday through Friday, during the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., contact the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 513-858-7760. The collection department will make an appointment with you to come to your home or business and perform a miniature camera inspection on your sanitary service lateral and diagnose the problem. This is a free service for our community.
Lots of things can cause a sanitary sewer to back up. Sometimes people flush things down their toilet that are not meant to be flushed. Cooking grease can build up on the walls of your sanitary sewer lateral over time if it's disposed down your drain. But the most common cause for a backup is roots. Trees and shrubs need water and nutrients, and what better place than a sewer lateral. The roots will enter the lateral through the joints in the sewer pipe, the roots will grow, and eventually plug the pipe solid.
A plumber or drain cleaning company.
A sewer lateral is a sewer pipe that connects your home or business to the sanitary sewer main.
This can be very costly, please give us a call at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 513-858-7760, as we may have some suggestions or alternatives for you to consider. If you do need to have repair or replacement preformed, only a licensed plumber by the City of Fairfield can perform the task. Any plumber can apply for a license at the: Wastewater Treatment Facility 4799 Groh Lane Fairfield, OH 45014
We're at 4799 Groh Lane, past Waterworks Park, and just past the Fairfield Youth Football fields adjacent to the Great Miami River.
A Plant Operator is on staff from 7a.m. to 11p.m., seven days a week.
Sure, just give us a call Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 513-858-7760, to set up a plant tour.
Our collection system is designed for sanitary sewage only. But unfortunately during heavy rain periods, storm water will infiltrate our system.
We discharge our final effluent into the Lower Great Miami River.
The City of Fairfield gets its drinking water from the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer. The City has six deep wells to pump the water from the underground aquifer to the Water Treatment Plant.
Bacteria, fungus, and mold spores normally found in the air can cause rings in your toilet bowl. Wet surfaces provide an ideal environment for these organisms to live and reproduce quickly, growing together to form a ring. The color of the ring depends on the type of bacteria, fungus, or mold that settles on the wet surface.
You can easily remove the rings with common household cleaners and a toilet bowl brush. Keeping the toilet lid closed as much as possible will help minimize the number of spores that can enter the toilet and reduce the amount of light that the spores need for growth.