The City of Ocean Springs has maintained a perfect score of 5.0 on our overall water system rating from the Mississippi Department of Health for the past 13 years. The rating is based on technical, managerial, and financial assessment.

The City maintains several 500,000-gallon elevated water tanks and six water wells with an average depth of 800 feet below the surface. Five of these wells draw water directly from the Graham Ferry Formation; the sixth draws its water from the Pascagoula Formation. These wells pull 7,000 gallons per minute from below ground.

Public Works Water Department is responsible for installing water taps for all residential and commercial construction in the City of Ocean Springs. Please click on the link below to view the Schedule of Fees for Water Service Connections. Please be advised that this is only a guide and a formal request for fees must be made to the Public Works Department.

View Water Fees

View Water Quality Reports (PDF)

Before You Dig

Protect yourselves and your property against all underground utility damage and liability (not just City utilities such as water and wastewater pipes)

Call 811 before you dig to find out where the underground utility lines might be buried. The service is free and it's the law. Visit Mississippi 811 Website to find out more.