Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Department is responsible for all maintenance of the City of Olney water distribution system. This includes the repair of water mains, installation and repair of meters, valves and fire hydrants and customer service.

To report a leak, please call City Hall at (618) 395-7302. After the working hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the Dispatch Center should be contacted at (618) 393-2921 (after hours call out fees may apply).

Job Opening: Full-Time Maintenance
The City of Olney Water Distribution Department is accepting applications for one full-time maintenance position.  CDL license required.  Responsibilities include reading meters, water line installation and repair, routine maintenance, operating a backhoe and other equipment, and other job duties as directed by the supervisor.  Applications are available at City Hall, 300 S. Whittle Ave., Olney, IL, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  Applications accepted until September 25, 2015.


Contact Information:


Tom Umfleet, Water Distribution Supervisor

1139 S. Oak Street

Olney, Illinois  62450

Ph:  (618) 395-3265

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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