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DWF Profile: Akron City Public Water System
Watershed: Cuyahoga River - Lake Erie West Basin
Owner: local government, established 1901
Location: Akron, OH Summit County
Water Source: surface water
Current Notices: From the 2022 Annual Water Quality Report published on City of Akron website, published May 2023:
Three impounding reservoirs take surface water from the Upper Cuyahoga River. Water is stored and released from Wendell R. LaDue Reservoir and East Branch Reservoir, both in Geauga County. These reservoirs supplement Lake Rockwell, located in Franklin Township, Portage County, 2.5 miles north of Kent, Ohio. Water from Lake Rockwell is treated at the nearby water supply plant, pumped 11 miles to Akron through three force mains into equalizing reservoirs and distributed to more than 80,000 households. Because 21 percent of the system is at higher elevations, eight districts are supplied by additional pump stations and tanks. In the event of an emergency water supply loss, partial backup water supplies are available by connections to the water utilities of Kent, Hudson, Cleveland, Barberton, and Cuyahoga Falls. These backup water supplies were not utilized in 2022.
System Type: Community water system
Population Served: Residential 280,000
Service Connections: 94,993
Sanitary Survey complete: May 13, 2021 (State) <br>
Minor deficiencies noted in Distribution, Finished Water Storage
Recommendations made in Pumps, Treatment
The following information gathered from federal EPA pertains to the quarter ending Mar 31, 2023
(data last refreshed on EPA database July 18, 2023)
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