Economic Development Contact Us 419.878.8100 or townhall@waterville.org

Economic Development Programs


Waterville Job Creation and Retention Grant
A Job Creation and Retention Grant Program, which provides annual cash payments to qualified businesses locating or expanding employment within the City is available. A portion of the income tax paid to the City by company employees is remitted to the company in the form of a grant based on the number of new jobs and the related annual payroll. Additional information on this program is available here: Job Creation Grant .

Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs)
Tax abatement on new construction is available for certain non-retail projects within one of the City’s three CRAs. 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 school districts is required. If interested, please fill out the Community Reinvestment Application and submit it to the City.

Other Programs and Services
Many other programs and services are available through the Federal government, State of Ohio, Lucas County, the Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority, the Regional Growth Partnership, the Lucas County Economic Development Department and the Waterville Economic Development Corporation. The City can assist in contacting the agency appropriate for a particular project. 419-878-8100.

Waterville Infrastructure / Quality of Life


Water System
Water is purchased from the City of Toledo (will be changing to Bowling Green by 2017), the distribution system owned by the City of Waterville, operated and maintained by the City Public Works Department.

Sanitary Sewer System
Sewage treatment is provided by Lucas County, the collection system is owned by the City of Waterville, operated and maintained by the City Public Works Department.

Natural Gas Service
Provided by The Waterville Gas Company

Telecommunications
Available from Buckeye Broadband, Century Link, and Time Warner

Storm Sewer System
The storm sewer system is owned by the City of Waterville, operated and maintained by the City Public Works Department.

Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services
The City of Waterville provides police, fire and emergency medical services through the City Police and Fire Departments.

Electric Service
Provided by Toledo Edison

Parks and Open Space
The City of Waterville owns numerous park areas throughout the City. Check out our Parks page for more information. Farnsworth Metropark is also located along the Maumee River within the City.