Boil Alert is Lifted for Greenwich Customers

January, 26th 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The Village of Greenwich Boil Advisory has been Lifted.

Village of Greenwich Water Department officials lifted Monday’s boil alert for customers in the Village and Rural Greenwich Water Customers.

The advisory was issued Monday afternoon after 2 water mains broke at the same time on Tilton Street and North Kniffin Street.

Village Water officials said they received test results from the water samples and the results showed no pathogens were present in any sample.

The water is safe to drink and use as normal, said the Village of Greenwich Water Department.

“For the next couple of days, some customers may see continuous or intermittent discoloration as we continue flushing the area. Additionally, customers may see cloudy or milky water, possibly even air escaping from faucets, and this is normal as we continue evacuating air from the distribution system. Again, the water is fully treated, disinfected, and carries a chlorine residual and should be considered safe.”


Public Notice – BOIL ALERT – January 25th, 2021




Boil Alert

What is a Boil Alert?

A Boil Alert is a public statement advising customers to boil tap water before consuming it. Boil Alert, which is issued when contamination is confirmed in the water system. During a notice, all customers must boil their water before consuming it or use bottle water.

Under what circumstances will The Village of Greenwich issue a Boil Alert?

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), through the State Primary Drinking Water Regulation, regulates water utilities and specifies instances when an advisory or notice must be issued.

A precautionary advisory must be issued in the following instances:

  • If untreated water reaches the distribution system

  • Loss of pressure in the entire distribution system or a significant portion of the system

  • A water main break where dirt and debris have entered the distribution piping

A Boil Water Notice must be issued under the following circumstances:

  • When test samples indicate the presence of total coliform bacteria.

These situations are not the only times when a precautionary advisory or notice should be issued. Specific situations, upon consultation with OEPA, may also require a precautionary advisory or notice.

What are total coliform bacteria?

Total coliform bacteria are a collection of microorganisms that live in large numbers in the intestines of humans and animals, as well as in most soils and surface water. A sub-group of these microorganisms is the fecal coliform bacteria, the most common member being E coli. These bacteria occur naturally in lakes and streams, but if detected in drinking water indicate that the water is contaminated with human or animal waste and therefore may pose a health risk to people who drink it. The water treatment process removes these bacteria from the water, but events such as a water main break or a loss of pressure in the water distribution system may allow these bacteria to enter water lines through cracks in pipes or back-siphoning from a residential plumbing system. Boiling water vigorously for three minutes will kill these bacteria and make water safe to drink.

How will I be notified of a precautionary boil water advisory or boil water notice?

Public notification efforts, which include dissemination through WENS Emergency Alert System, Email, Radio, TV, Social Media and any other means necessary to notify water users.

What should I do during a Boil Alert?

You should boil tap water vigorously for at least three minutes prior to using it for drinking or cooking (the minute starts when the water begins to bubble). This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets. Wait for the water to cool before using it, or store it in the refrigerator in a clean container. Boiling kills harmful bacteria in the water that may cause illness. You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued, as freezing does not kill bacteria.

Do I still need to boil my water if I have a filter system on my faucet or refrigerator?

Most point-of-use (POU) filters are designed to improve the aesthetics of water (improve taste and odor), not remove harmful bacteria. You can learn about the capability of your filter by contacting the manufacturer or NSF International, an independent testing group located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Ph. 1-800-673-8010). If in doubt, you should boil your water.

Is the water safe for washing dishes, laundry, and bathing?

The water is safe for washing dishes, but you should use hot, soapy water (you may add one tablespoon of bleach per gallon as a precaution) and rinse dishes in boiled water. There are no restrictions on doing laundry. The water is also safe for bathing during an advisory or notice.

How long must a Boil Alert?

An advisory or notice will remain in effect until test samples show the water is safe to drink. Testing for bacteria requires 18-24 hours to complete, depending on the type of test used. The samples are incubated to actually grow bacteria, if any are present. As a result, advisories and notices will be in effect for at least 24 hours.

How will I know when the Boil Alert has been lifted?

Each boil alert is different making it impossible to predict how long it will remain in effect. It will not be lifted until testing shows that the water meets public health standards. The Village of Greenwich will issue a repeal of the advisory or notice once notified by our laboratory that the water is safe to drink.

After an advisory or notice has been lifted (if contamination of the water system did occur) you should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking. Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that no contaminated water remains in your pipes. Follow these guidelines for flushing:

  • Flush building water lines by allowing both the hot and cold water to run for several minutes at each fixture
  • Clean faucets and aerators
  • To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard
  • Dispose of ice cubes made with tap water that had not been boiled during the advisory or notice
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle
  • Run drinking water fountains for one minute
  • Run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes
  • Replace or clean filters on faucet filtration systems or whole house filters per manufacturers recommendations

For more information about Boil Alerts, please contact The Village of Greenwich – Water Department.


CARES Small Business Grant – Greenwich, Huron County Ohio

CARES Small Business Grant – Greenwich, Huron County Ohio



Greenwich has created The Greenwich Small Business Grant Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses that have sustained economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Eligible entities can receive grants in the amount of $2,500; $5,000; or $10,000.



  • Must be a for-profit or not-for-profit business entity located in Greenwich and in operation prior to February 15, 2020. Sole Proprietorships are eligible to apply for grant funds.
  • Business must have been impacted by the State-mandated closures that began March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. Impacts must include decline in gross revenue/receipts of 30% or more since March 15, 2020 as a result of COVID.
  • Annual gross receipts of the business must be less than $2,000,000.
  • Business’ full-time equivalent employment level as of March 15, 2020 and September 18th will be taken into consideration in scoring the grant application.
  • A business that has received federal assistance due to COVID including but not limited to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), can apply for a grant through the GREENWICH Small Business Grant Program; HOWEVER, requested funds CANNOT be used for the same expenses that the business previously received federal funding assistance.  If business is applying for a local community COVID grant, they may still apply for the county grant; however, requested funds CANNOT be used for the same expenses that the business received local grant funds to cover.
  • Businesses must be in good standing with all federal, state, county, and local taxes and fees.



If the applicant has experienced expenses DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, the following may be eligible for grant assistance:


  • Lease or Mortgage Assistance: If the applicant applies for lease or mortgage assistance, documentation of a lease or commercial mortgage with the monthly amount due must be provided by the applicant.
  • Operational Expenses Assistance: Examples of operational expenses related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to: advertising and marketing, supplies, maintenance and repairs, payroll, and utilities.  Documentation of expenses is required.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Examples of unforeseen expenses related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:  the cost of conversion of products or services to meet the ODH health and safety requirements, development of new solutions to problems presented during the COVID-19 crisis, and the purchase of safety supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, safety barriers, signage, and items to enforce physical distancing.  Documentation of expenses is required.



A business is not eligible to apply for grant funds from the GREENWICH SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM if it primarily operates as one of the following:


Bank, savings & loan or credit union

E-commerce only company

Primary alcohol sales (carry outs/convenience stores)

Vaping store

Tobacco store

Cannabis dispensary

Tattoo Parlor

Sexually oriented business

Places of Worship

Franchised business not locally owned and independently operated





  • Cost of vehicle or equipment leased or purchased after March 23, 2020, except if the purchase of equipment is to comply with Responsible RestartOhio.
  • Personal, non-business expenses of the business or its owner(s).
  • Construction costs.
  • Any tax, license, or fee obligations payable to any governmental entity.




Applicants are required to complete the on-line application and provide supporting documentation.  The grant application is available CLICK HERE – Grant applications will be accepted starting August 24, 2020 and must be submitted by 4:00 PM September 18, 2020.  All applications will be reviewed by the Grant Committee.  Grants will be awarded until the grant funding is exhausted.  Please have all supporting documents, including financial statements which show the revenue loss due to COVID, utility bills, mortgage statements, etc., available to upload as part of the application.  Prior to the final approval of a grant application, additional information or documentation may be requested.  If unable to complete the on-line application, applications can be emailed to or dropped off at the Greenwich Municipal Office, 45 Main St, Greenwich, Ohio  44837 during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM).  Due to the short application period, we do not recommend mailing the application and encourage online and email submissions.


All applicants will be notified of the status of their grant request.  If approved, the grant recipient will receive an agreement that needs to be executed within seven (7) calendar days.  Grant funds will be sent by check from the Greenwich Fiscal Office.



Grant recipients are required to submit a final closeout report documenting the use of grant funds received.  Documents must include an itemized list of expenditures along with proof of payment of eligible expenses.


Failure to submit a closeout report and provide documentation that grant funds were applied to eligible expenses will result in the recipient being required to repay the grant funds received.


Grant Review Criteria

A Grant Review Committee will review each application and determine recipients of the grant funds.  To be awarded funding, applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Determined to have filed a complete application including required documentation. (5 points)
  • Determined to be a qualifying business and meets the established guidelines and rules. (5 points)
  • Substantiated the most critical need for grant assistance based on loss of revenue and/or loss of employees. (Up to 10 points)
    • 10 points – 25 or fewer employees
    • 5 points – 26-50 employees
    • 3 points – 51-100 employees
  • Determined that the awarded grant will have a direct impact on sustaining the company. (10 points)
  • Demonstrated economic and community benefits the business creates for Greenwich. (5 points)
  • Amount of other financial assistance received by applicant from other COVID-19 financial assistance programs. (5 points)
  • Any other criteria as determined by the committee.


Questions regarding the Greenwich COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program can be directed to the Greenwich Small Business grant committee at 419-752-2441 or via email at




August 19, 2020




When do you have to Stop for a School Bus in Ohio?

South Central Local Schools – Greenwich and North Fairfield Ohio resume session on Monday, August 31,2020:

(PSA by Child Safety Network & School Bus Safety Company)
The BIG YELLOW School Buses will be on the roadways picking up and dropping off children. Please review when to stop for a school bus 🚌 in Ohio below. When you see RED FLASHING lights on a school bus, you MUST STOP and REMAIN STOPPED until the school bus resumes motion. Help keep our children safe!
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The Village of Greenwich

Utility Crew



Applications are available by CLICKING HERE or the Village office at 45 Main Street.

The Village of Greenwich announces an open position for Utility Worker. The Village of Greenwich Utility crew consists of Water, Street, Sewer and Electric departments. Skills and knowledge in equipment operation and maintenance desired.  Upon appointment as a Utility Employee, willingness to pursue training in all utility fields required.  For more details visit the Village Office located at 45 Main St. Greenwich. A resume, complete application, copy of all certifications can be sent to 45 Main Street, Greenwich Ohio, or


The Village of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer

End of Notice

The Census Bureau is Hiring in Huron County

The Census Bureau is still actively recruiting, though in-person field operations are delayed.

Meanwhile, here are some helpful application details.

Apply at 

–  Pay Rate for Huron County Census Takers (Enumerators) $16.50/Hr. + Mileage

–  Mileage Reimbursement for Field Work (Approx. 57.5 cents/mile)

–  Paid Training (Training Dates TBD)

–  Flexible Schedules (Enter Weekly Availability; Part-time to Full-Time)

–  Weekly Pay

–  Enumerators use Census provided devices

–  Assignment locations based off home address (Work in your own Community)

–  Working Timeline (As hiring and training resume, more information will come available)



Our website, has the most current information available regarding recruiting and response updates, so best to refer general questions here.

Michelle Kupec, Recruiter

Mansfield (Ohio) Census Office

U.S. Census Bureau

O: (567) 307-6600 | M: (904) 416-6624 | @uscensusbureau

Shape your future. START HERE >




Now Hiring for Seasonal Laborer

Village of Greenwich

Position – Laborer, Seasonal


Public Works Seasonal Laborer

VILLAGE OF GREENWICH – Greenwich Ohio 44837

$10 an hour – 40 Hours Per Week

General duties include, but are not limited to, a variety of property maintenance and grounds keeping.  Because this is a seasonal position, the typical work week will vary depending on weather conditions.

Requires an ability to understand and follow instructions, communicate effectively, operate equipment safely and the ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.  Typical time span of seasonal employment is from May through October.

Applicants must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.   Applications may be found by CLICKING HERE or at Village Hall, 45 Main St, Greenwich, Ohio 44837.


Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Required license


2020 Fireman’s Festival

From a recent post on the Greenwich Fire/ Tri Community Joint Fire’s Facebook Page.

Due the the circumstances of today’s issues in the state of Ohio and even the entire country, We regret to inform you the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 fireman’s festival.

This was not an easy decision to make for the firemen. The decision was made based on the fact that we are unable to purchase the meat for the festival (it’s just not available) and that no rides have been inspected by the State of Ohio. ( no rides are available). We also took into account possible health issues involved and the uncertainty the public parks will even be open to use by July.

Please note that there is no person or group to place blame on. We held out as long as possible to make the decision, trying to make this work any way we could. We hope to see life return normal soon and and to make 2021 the best festival yet.


Please visit the Greenwich Fire/ Tri Community Joint Fire’s Facebook Page. for more information.



A letter from Mayor Wesley E. Sallee

A letter from our Mayor Wesley E. Sallee,

Greenwich Citizens,

It whole heartedly bothers me to have to say that Due to the ongoing “Stay at Home” order and limited people that can be gathered at any event that the Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton has put us in. I have to announce that the Memorial Day Gathering at the Veterans Memorial has been cancelled.

However, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs said there will be a way for Americans to pay tributes to veterans virtually. The Veterans Legacy Memorial website contains a memorial page for each veteran and service member interred in a VA national cemetery. Starting on May 14, the website will allow online visitors to leave a comment as a tribute to their lost love ones.

“The tribute allows visitors to voice memories and appreciation for a Veteran’s service,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.

After the May 14th decision from the Governor allowing non-contact sports to start on May 26th. There still is no direct path moving forward with the requirements. I want to make sure that even if people don’t agree with the Governors actions, we as village representative must abide by the rules that are handed down to us. We cannot by law, shorten or lessen the rules that are put on us. We are hoping that within the next few Days/Weeks we will know more on when and how the Parks can be open safely to the public for use. We have to wait and see what the requirements will be for public restrooms until then we have to keep them closed. I am doing everything I can to find ways to get our village opened back up and allow our citizens the freedom that they should have.

I hope everyone will take their time in actually moving forward and do it with the safety of not only our children but for everyone in our community.

Wesley E. Sallee

Mayor- Village of Greenwich


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