Water and Sewer
The Engineering Department maintains maps for all the city areas. Our inspectors are available to assist you or your contractor with viewing these maps and tracings to locate sewer and/or water lines before construction begins.
Sewer Tap Purchases
You must have a permit to tap into the city's sewer lines. Our inspectors take applications and issue permits for sewer taps. The cost is $100 dollars. If your contractor needs help with locating the line, our inspectors or other city personnel are available for assistance.
For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at:
728 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Ph: (740) 354-7557
Fx: (740) 354-5383