The Village of Tuscarawas


The first Tuesday of each month is designated as “Bulk Pickup Day”.
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The Village of Tuscarawas


This is beautiful in your yard, please don’t put them in the street though. Grass clippings clog the storm sewers and can cause other problems in our water streams. Thank you!

The Village of Tuscarawas


Community Ball Fields

The Village of Tuscarawas


Boat Ramp on the Tuscarawas River

The Village of Tuscarawas


Playground for the Kids

Help Us Get Funding for our Parks!

The Village of Tuscarawas is soliciting for public support of park improvements/passive recreation through several grants (State Capital Bill, ODNR Grants, and Local Foundation Grants). Some of the proposed projects will consist of a multi-use building at the park (pavilion, restrooms, and concessions), a new basketball court, a trail that goes around the perimeter of the park, and two parking lots for the park. The proposed park trail will connect to the trail headed to the boat ramp, in addition to Sharon Drive which connects to 416 to New Philadelphia. Once the bridge is completed by the County, an additional park trail will be designed for that area.

If you can send your letter to support to:
Erin Wright
Senior Community Development Specialist
326 Highland Avenue, Suite B
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Or by email –

Thank you,

DJ Meek
Village Administrator

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Lead found in water test.

Please click on the notices below for more information.

Test Results and information. – Click Here

Additional Test Results and Information – Click Here

Please contact John M. Heil at 330-691-0504 or email with any questions or concerns.


The village now uses the Regional Income Tax Agency to administrate the income tax filing and collection.
Call 1-800-860-7482 or go to for more information.

Village Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the Village Hall at 7:00 p.m.

*** Update ***
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Lead found in water test.

Dear residents,
We want you to know the village of Tuscarawas and several other agencies have been working diligently since the detection of lead in the drinking water on May 17. This letter is to update you on the situation and ensure you are informed of the work being done and the resources available. Extra steps are being taken to identify the source of the lead and ensure the drinking water is safe for consumption.
Actions taken so far:
• On June 13, the process of feeding phosphate into the system began. This helps prevent corrosion in drinking water pipes throughout the village.
• The entire system was flushed to help the phosphate move through the pipes faster.
• The village tested the water source for lead and the results came back as less than detect, meaning no lead is in the water leaving the treatment plant. The source of lead is likely from plumbing fixtures and solder.
For health concerns:
• The village is working with the Tuscarawas County Health Department (TCHD) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to hold a blood level testing clinic on June 28.
• If you have any questions regarding health concerns, please contact the TCHD at (330) 343-5555 or your health care provider.
Next steps:
• The village plans to take an additional set of drinking water samples in the second week of July and will notify you of the results.
• The results will determine if further action needs to be taken to ensure the drinking water is safe for consumption.
• The village will test customers’ drinking water by request. If you are interested in getting your water tested, please contact the village at (740) 922-4189 or
• The village will be conducting in home lead tests with the help of the Ohio Rural Water Association on July 12 and July 13. These tests will determine if soldering in homes contain lead. If you are interested in getting your plumbing tested, please contact the village at (740) 922-4189. Village personnel and ORWA representatives will also be going door to door to offer this test throughout the village during these days.

** Update **
Tuscarawas Village Public Water Lead Sample Levels Decrease

TUSCARAWAS VILLAGE, OH (July 21, 2023) – Tuscarawas Village public water system (PWS) July testing results show lead concentrations in the area have decreased significantly since June. The village collected 20 lead samples on July 11, 2023, and zero results were above the lead action level of 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L). For comparison, 11 of 20 May/June lead sample results were above the lead action level.

July test results show that 90 percent of sample results for lead came in at or under 3.68 µg/L, compared to June, when 90 percent of sample results were at or below 156 µg/L. The village is required to take action anytime the 90th percentile exceeds 15 µg/L.

Lead typically enters water due to pipe corrosion or materials containing lead in the water distribution system and household plumbing. The decrease in lead concentrations since the May/June 2023 samples may be attributed to the Village’s recent use of an orthophosphate blend, which helps to slow corrosion. The Village will continue to work with Ohio EPA to determine what caused the increase in concentrations and the best long-term solution to address the issue. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. There are steps the public can take to reduce their lead exposure, which includes running the water for 30 seconds to three minutes (or until it is noticeably colder) before using it for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula. For more information on the health effects of lead, visit U.S. EPA’s website at

You can contact the Village of Tuscarawas PWS on the availability of tap water testing. In addition, do not hesitate to contact John M. Heil, Operator of Record at (330) 691-0504 or email: if you have questions or concerns about the village drinking water. Please contact the Tuscarawas County Health Department with any health concerns at (330) 343-5555.

Basic Info – Lead in Drinking Water

Click on the link below to open a document from the EPA regarding lead in drinking water.

EPA – Basic Info about Lead in Drinking Water


Water Permits for Lawn Watering

A permit is required for users of the Village of Tuscarawas municipal water system who wish to water their lawn using any non hand-held water sprinkler device.

Click Here to go to the Water and Sewer page.


Tusky Days Festival 2023

June 22, 2023 through June 24, 2023



Under-Speed Vehicles

An inspection, certificate of title, and a valid sticker is required to use an under-speed vehicle within the village. Please follow the links below for complete information.  These documents are in an Adobe Acrobat format.
All under-speed vehicles must be in compliance after September 30, 2017.

Click Here to view/print Inspection Form
Click Here to view/print Ordinance 957


Zeisberger Trail and Parks

Zeisberger Trail and Parks is a community organization that is working to build trails and parks in the Tuscarawas area.

Go to Zeisberger Trail and Parks website:

The Village of Tuscarawas is located in southern Tuscarawas County, Ohio, about eight miles south of New Philadelphia on State Route 416.  

We have two churches and several businesses including restaurants and a gas station/convenience store.  A recently remodeled and expanded library is located on Main Avenue.

For recreation, Tuscarawas (also referred to by many as “Tusky”) has a park with a shelter house, playgrounds, a basketball court, and several ball fields.  The Ohio & Erie Canal Lock 15 is located on the south end of the village and is a nice spot for a picnic.  The newly constructed Snyder’s Landing boat ramp is a wonderful place to easily launch your boat into the historic Tuscarawas river.  

According to the last census, about 934 people call Tuscarawas “home.”  Although the town is small, we have our own Police Department and the Warwick Township Volunteer Fire Department is located in the village.  Tuscarawas is also home to the Indian Valley Middle School.  

Tuscarawas is a great place to live and raise a family.  

Again, we welcome you to our village!

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