Changes to policies published

TIFFIN, Ohio – Feb. 2, 2023 – Omni Fiber has informed City of Tiffin administration that it intends to resume installation of its fiber network this week, with work continuing in the 3rd Ward. As the company continues its underground installation efforts, Omni Fiber has updated its policies regarding sewer laterals and utility planning.

Following meetings with the City of Tiffin Engineering staff and City Administration, Omni Fiber has adopted new lateral/utility policies for this and future projects, which are now published on its website. The City of Tiffin has reviewed and approved the updated policies, which, among other items, includes language spelling out its efforts resolve any strikes of sewer laterals or other underground utilities both during and after construction. To view the updated policies, visit

In the event of a notification of a dig to the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), utility providers are to mark their lines in the right of way with flags. City of Tiffin Public Works will mark sewer main lines in the right of way, but do not mark the sewer laterals running to the home, as these are the responsibility of the homeowner.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Engineer’s Office during normal business hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) at (419) 448-5425 or email to see if the office has information regarding their sewer laterals.

Contractors and residents should call the OUPS at 811 a least two business days before a planned dig to request utility markings. For more information, visit

In August, Ohio-based Omni Fiber announced its plan to bring broadband access to the majority of Tiffin with a 100% fiber network. Once the estimated $10 Million project is complete, the network is to provide affordable and reliable high-speed Internet to residents and businesses.

For residents with questions concerning the Omni Fiber construction project going on now, email or call 1 (844) 844-6664.