Archbold, Ohio is that rarity among communities-a town where growth is based on an already thriving infrastructure.A town prepared to support further growth because it has mastered the process. A town of 4346 people which supports well over 4,000 jobs. A town which is prepared to help you succeed. In 1999, Archbold chose to become a “Community of Character.” The village, churches and businesses are working to prove that together we can promote positive character qualities in our youth and community.


Archbold Village Council has enacted an Ordinance at their February 3, 2020 meeting, prohibiting a right turn on red onto Defiance Street by eastbound traffic on Stryker St.  Council has made this Ordinance effective immediately due to safety concerns from recent car verse pedestrian incidents at the intersection by vehicles turning right on red.

In The Spotlight:  Drinking Water Notice

Village of Archbold has Levels of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) above Drinking Water Standards

Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM).  Archbold has two sites for compliance testing DS201 and DS202.  The average level of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) over the last four quarters are 0.1244 mg\L at DS201 and 0.1051 mg\L at DS202.  The standard for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) IS 0.080 mg/L.

What should I do?

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean? 

The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health.  However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What is being done?

In September of 2012, an anion treatment system was put online to help reduce the precursors to THM formation.  With the help of Jones & Henry Engineers, we just concluded re-evaluating the anion treatment system.  We conducted a pilot study on different types of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) along with our current resin and other resins.  The goal is to determine which material will give Archbold the best removal of precursors.

The pilot study on the resin resulted in removal less than 40% of organics, while the GAC provided us with 100% removal until the GAC becomes exhausted.  Jones & Henry Engineers will have a General Plan completed to install GAC which will then be submitted to the Ohio EPA.

Aeration and mixing of storage facilities are also an effective way to reduce THM’s.  Archbold has signed a contact for the installation of mixing and aeration in the village-owned million-gallon tank (MGT) that sits at 901 Stryker Street Archbold OH  43502.   The aeration and mixing has received Ohio EPA approval, with installation projected to be finished at the end of February 2020.  While aeration and mixing will not solve our problem completely it will help in the reduction of TTHM’s.

For more information, please contact Scott L. Schultz at 419-445-2506.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being shared with you by Archbold Water Department PWSID# OH2600011 Facility ID#: 2654219.

Date distributed:  2/10/2020.


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Effective January 2019; two (2)-Bulk Household Items or Limited Bulk Pick-up will continue on the Third Friday of the month on the North side of the tracks and on the Second Thursday of the month on the South side of the tracks.


Bulk Household Items are in addition to regular bagged garbage.  Bagged garbage is not considered a bulk household item.  A list of common Bulk Household Items is available on the Village Website or by contacting ARS.  When in doubt as to whether something is considered a bulk household item, please contact ARS.  Items that are not considered bulk household items will be left at the curb.  Residents are not permitted to leave items at the curb and will be required to store them until the next bulk item pick-up or schedule removal by other means.

Council will be considering an increase of the monthly residential refuse charge in 2020, which is needed to bring the general fund subsidy closer to 20% of the total cost.  This increase was considered in 2019, but deferred until 2020.  The increase in 2020 would be on top of an increase, if unlimited bulk pick-up were reinstated.  Please contact the Village with comments or suggestions regarding the Solid Waste Program.

Click here for a complete list and pricing of Bulk Items.


Did you know that you need a zoning permit in advance of doing your project?  Most permits are only $20 and are required for a new house, home addition, garage, deck, utility shed, or swimming pool.  You need to provide a drawing of your project with sizes and dimensions to your property line, and approximate cost.  Please note that it is not the Village’s responsibility to determine property lines.  Siding, window replacement or roofing does not require a zoning permit.

Carma Grime, Planning/Zoning Inspector