Hecla Water Association

About Us

Hours of Business

Monday through Friday 8AM — 4:30PM Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Treatment Plant
Employees on duty 24 hours a day, everyday of the year.

Monday — Friday 7AM to 4:00PM, After Hours - On call for emergencies.

History of Hecla Water

For residents in the Hecla, Ohio area, it was a struggle to get good, quality drinking water – or even water good enough for clothes washing for that matter. John Howard, who owned a Laundromat in the Hecla area, decided to find a way to solve this problem – this is how Hecla Water was created.

In 1969, the incorporation papers for Hecla Water were signed. The original board members included Elbert Addis, Robert Edge, Chet Howard, John Howard, Ray Howard, Art Kimble, Dr. Lewis Motycka, Robert Rowe and Clyde Turley. As construction of water lines began, Ray Howard was chosen to serve as the corporation’s CEO and an office was placed in a building at Hecla, Ohio.

Hecla Water originally purchased water from the City of Ironton and the Village of Coal Grove to service customers. In 1980, a treatment plant was built above Proctorville which utilizes groundwater from the nearby wellfield. The wells provide high quality water for the Hecla Water customers, as well as, providing water service to the Lawrence Water Corporation headquartered in Scottown, Ohio.

Today, over forty years later, Hecla Water has grown from the original 700 water tap connections to nearly 10,000 connections. The handful of original employees has grown to a force of over forty employees. Hecla Water serves clean, safe, drinking water to over half the residents of Lawrence County, Ohio.

Our Employees

Hecla Water employees are trained water professionals. They drive a vehicle marked with the company name and logo and wear a uniform shirt with a company patch over the pocket. Employees will never enter your home to “test the water” or collect payment. . If you have concerns regarding a phone call or visit you have received from someone representing Hecla Water, contact the office at 740-533-0528 for verification.

Board of Directors

The Hecla Water board consists of seven directors. Each director serves a term of three years and is an active Hecla Water customer.

Kent Brown - Chairman
Ray Gillenwater
Joe Jenkins

Brent Sias - Treasurer
Troy Hardy

Contact Us

During Business Hours
Monday - Friday 8AM — 4:30PM

Emergency — After Business Hours
to Report Water Outages


office email
distribution email

Mailing Address:
3190 SR 141, Ironton, Ohio 45638

Two miles north of Ironton on State Route 141