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Safe Drinking Water Box  for the week of Mar 13 – Mar 19, 2023

Drinking Water Facility Profile: Wauseon City- Lower Maumee Watershed


Owner:  Local government, established 1974

Location: Wauseon, OH  (Fulton County)

SDWA Permit Status:  Active OH2600111

Water Source – surface water; Maumee River, Big Ditch, Stucky Ditch, Big Reservoir (50 acres, 350 million gallons)  Little Reservoir (15 acre impoundment, 90 million gallons), Wauseon City Well 001 and 002 are inactive

Purchased water:  Delta Village, Lyons Village and Napoleon City

System Type:  Community water system    Population Served: 7425   Metered Service Connections: 3123

Treatment Capacity:  3 million gallons per day

Current production:  1 million gallons per day

Treatment Process:  Class 3 Lime/soda softening plant; process includes lime (softening), aluminum sulfate (coagulation), caustic soda (softening), hydrofluorosilic acid (fluoride), tripolyphosphate (sequestering agent), chlorine (disinfection), carbon dioxide (pH adjustment and stabilization), activated carbon (pretreatment), and potassium permanganate (pretreatment)

Distribution: Wauseon City, Fulton County, Village of Lyons

Finished water Storage:  2 elevated towers: 1 million gallons capacity; underground storage at the water plant: 1 million gallons

Usage:     US average household consumption: 400 gallons per day, 100 gallons per person

Rates: unknown

Contact:  Keith Torbet tel 419-335-9871   wauseonwater@gmail.com 

Latest Compliance Inspection: August 17, 2022 Site Inspection

Sanitary Survey complete, June 28, 2021 (District inspection) performed by the State

Recommendations made in Distribution, Finished Water Storage, Pumps, Treatment; Minor deficiencies noted in Management Operation, Operator Compliance

The following information gathered from federal EPA pertains to the quarter ending Sep 30, 2022 (data last refreshed on EPA database Jan 11, 2023)

Non-compliant inspections

(of the previous 12 quarters)

with Significant Violations

(of the previous 12 quarters)


Enforcement Actions

(last 5 yrs)


Enforcement Actions

(last 5 years)

12 out of 12

3 out of 12




Significant Violations History

Maximum Contaminant Level Rule – Stage 2 Disinfectants and by-products of disinfection exceed MCL during all three quarters of 2022 surveyed, from Jan 1 – Sept 30, 2022 archived, measured values range from .085 to .089 mg/L; MCL = .08 mg/L

Other Non-compliance:

Consumer Confidence Rule – noted Jan 2019; recorded unaddressed as of Sep 30, 2022.


*Note that drinking water information provided on this site is aggregated from the federal EPA database, state resources and local government sources where available.

EPA publishes violation and enforcement data quarterly, based on the inspection reports of the previous quarter.  Water systems, states and EPA take up to three months to verify this data is accurate and complete.

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EPA cannot positively state that facilities without violations shown in ECHO are necessarily fully compliant with environmental laws. Additionally, some violations at smaller facilities do not need to be reported from the states to EPA. If ECHO shows a recent inspection and the facility is shown with no violations identified, users of the ECHO site can be more confident that the facility is in compliance with federal programs.

The compliance status of smaller facilities that have not had recent inspections or review by EPA or the states may be unknown or only available via state data systems.

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