Incorporated in 1832, the historic City of Waterville is located in Northwestern Ohio along the banks of the Maumee River in Lucas County.  Waterville is a small, safe, and family-oriented city, but with the advantages of close proximity to all that the larger metropolitan area of Toledo has to offer, excellent cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.  Waterville is easily accessible by way of Interstates 75 and 475/23, the Ohio Turnpike 80/90, and U.S. Route 24.  Mileage to major metropolitan areas are: Toledo, 12 miles; Detroit, 70 miles; Cleveland, 120 miles; Columbus, 135 miles; and Chicago, 220 miles.


Community Profile


City Of Waterville:  5,533

Total population of Anthony Wayne Community:  26,272

Lucas County:  441,815

Toledo MSA:  650,266

2010 Census: The median age in the City of Waterville is 39.3 years and owner-occupied housing units are 95.5%.



Council-Manager; Elected: Mayor & 6 Council members

Police (24 hour service) Full-Time:  11 Officers, 1 Secretary, 1 Crossing Guard

Fire: (Fire and EMT Service) 1 Full-Time, 13 Part-Time, 29 Volunteers – Fire Insurance Rating: 5


City Taxes:

Income: 2.0 % (No School District Income Tax)

Sales & Use Tax:  6.75 % (Ohio/Lucas County combined)

Real Property Tax:  $61.33 per $1000 Residential/Agricultural/ $62.52 Commercial/Industrial

Valuation:  35%

Hotel/Motel Tax:  3.0%

No Personal Property Tax


Utilities and Service Data:

Gas Supplier:  Waterville Gas & Oil.  Main Feed: 4” & 6” – Consistently competitive rates.

Electric Supplier:  Toledo Edison/First Energy.
Standard Distribution Voltage:  12,470 (12.5 kV); Site-Specific voltage: 138,000 (138kV)
Rates for average Industrial: 0.0431/kWh; for Commercial:  0.1242 kWh; for Residential:  0.1108 kWh (June,2013)

Water Supplier:  City of Toledo; Source:  Lake Erie.
Treatment Type:  Lime Softening.  Treatment Capacity:  1.5 MGPD
Average daily consumption:  0.514 MGPD.  Elevated storage capacity:  0.75 MGPD
Sewage treatment Supplier:  Lucas County.  Treatment Type:  Activated sludge.  Treatment capacity:  1.5 MGPD
Average daily flow:  0.635 MGPD.  Max daily flow:  2.5 MGPD


Residential Refuse & Recycling pick-up:  Weekly at Curbside



Landline Phone and Internet Supplier:  Century Link

Phone Cellular: AT&T, Cellular Central, Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon

Cable Suppliers: Time Warner Cable & Buckeye Cable



Daily:  The Toledo Blade

Weekly:  The Mirror Newspaper



The City of Waterville offers a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) incentive to businesses that are relocating or expanding in Waterville.  There are three areas within the City that are designated as CRAs including the Farnsworth Industrial Park, the Fallen Timbers Business Park, and the Waterville Plaza area.

The CRA provides tax abatement on new construction and is available to non-retail projects.  The abatement may be up to 100% on real property improvements for up to 10 years.  A School Donation Agreement equal to the reduction in revenue to the Anthony Wayne Local School District is required.

The City of Waterville also has a Job Creation and Retention Grant Program which provides annual cash payments to companies locating or expanding within the City.  A portion of the income tax paid by company employees to the City is credited back to the company based on the number of new jobs and increased annual payroll.

Contact the City of Waterville for more information at 419-878-8100.

Lucas County offers an array of business assistance programs as well.  For more information on Lucas County and Ohio assistance programs, contact the Lucas County Economic Development Corporation at 419-213-4510 or visit their website at


Top Employers

Leading Waterville and Anthony Wayne Area Industries and Employers:

Allstates Refractory Contractors

BASF Corporation


Crum Manufacturing

Hanson Aggregates


Kaufman Engineered Systems


Munro Enterprises


Rimer Enterprises

Rexam Beverage Can America

Seagate Plastics

Stafford Building Services

Surface Combustion

Thermeq Group

Waterville Sheet Metal