The Village of Crooksville purchases all of its water from the Burr Oak Regional Water District (BORWD). The BORWD is withdrawing ‘groundwater’ from five (5) wells, capable of producing 4 million gallons per day.
The wells draw water from a sand and gravel aquifer, which is a underground water-rich zone, that is within the Hocking River Buried Valley aquifer located in Athens County, Dover Township.
The Village is currently in the process of replacing all water mains and customer services throughout the Village. This was possible through loans and funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), the U.S Army Corp of Engineers, a Community Development Block Grant and the Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC).
The Service Departments (Water Department, Sewer Department and Street Department) operate directly under the Village Administrator. The water distribution system has three above-ground storage tanks with the capacity to store approximately 600,000 gallons of water. The sanitary system is a variable grade system with each home or business having a septic tank. The effluent discharge is collected at various pumping stations and pumped to a joint treatment facility between Crooksville and Roseville. The Street Department maintains all catch basins, streets, alleys and storm drains throughout the Village.