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Is Akron Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:47 pm, July 27, 2022

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Akron?

Yes, Akron's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Akron has no active health based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that we are aware of. Other factors such as lead piping in a home, or low levels of pollutants on immunocompromised individuals, should also be considered, however. To find more recent info we might have, you can check out our boil water notice page or the city's water provider website.

According the EPA’s ECHO database, from April 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022, Akron's water utility, Akron City Pws, had 0 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. The last violation for Akron was resolved on Dec. 31, 2018. This assessment is based on the Akron City Pws water system, other water systems in the city may have different results.

While tap water that meets the EPA health guidelines generally won’t make you sick to your stomach, it can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run. These trace contaminants may also impact immunocompromised and vulnerable individuals.

The EPA is reviewing if it’s current regulations around pollutant levels in tap water are strict enough, and the health dangers posed by unregulated pollutants, like PFAS.

Water Quality Report for Akron Tap Water

The most recent publicly available numbers for measured contaminant levels in Akron tap water are in its 2020 Water Quality Report. As you can see, there are levels which the EPA considers to be acceptable, but being below the maximum allowable level doesn’t necessarily mean the water is healthy.

Lead in tap water, for example, is currently allowed at up to 15ppb by the EPA, but it has set the ideal goal for lead at zero. This highlights how meeting EPA standards doesn’t necessarily mean local tap water is healthy.

EPA regulations continue to change as it evaluates the long term impacts of chemicals and updates drinking water acceptable levels. The rules around arsenic, as well as, lead and copper are currently being re-evaluated.

There are also a number of "emerging" contaminants that are not currently. For example, PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), for which the EPA has issued a health advisory. PFAS are called "forever chemicals" since they tend not to break down in the environment or the human body and can accumulate over time.

We recommend looking at the contaminants present in Akron's water quality reports, or getting your home's tap water tested to see if you should be filtering your water.

Akron Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years

Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named Akron City Pws for Akron in Ohio. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.

From Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018, Akron had 3 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violations with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Regular which falls into the Chemicals rule code group, and the Synthetic Organic Chemicals rule code family for the following contaminant codes: Simazine, Atrazine, LASSO.

From April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, Akron had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average which falls into the Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code group, and the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5).

Is there Lead in Akron Water?

Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Akron water system, Akron City Pws, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.00408 mg/L of lead in Akron water. This is 27.2% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Akron contained more lead.

While Akron water testing may have found 0.00408 mg/L of lead in its water, that does not mean your water source has the same amount. The amount of lead in water in a city can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even building to building. Many buildings, particularly older ones, have lead pipes or service lines which can be a source of contamination. To find out if your home has lead, we recommend getting you water tested.

No amount of lead in water is healthy, only less dangerous. As lead accumulates in our bodies over time, even exposure to relatively small amounts can have negative health effects. For more information, please check out our Lead FAQ page.

Are there PFAS in Akron Tap Water?

Currently, testing tap water for PFAS isn’t mandated on a national level. We do have a list of military bases where there have been suspected or confirmed leaks. There appears to be at least one military base - Green Armory AASF#1 - near Akron with suspected leaks.

With many potential sources of PFAS in tap water across the US, the best information we currently have about which cities have PFAS in their water is this ewg map, which you can check to see if Akron has been evaluated for yet.

Our stance is better safe than sorry, and that it makes sense to try to purify the tap water just in case.

Akron SDWA Violation History Table - Prior 10 Years

Compliance Period Status Health-Based? Category Code Code Rule Code Contaminant Code Rule Group Code Rule Family Code
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Regular (03) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320) Simazine (2037) Chemicals (300) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320)
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Regular (03) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320) Atrazine (2050) Chemicals (300) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320)
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Regular (03) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320) LASSO (2051) Chemicals (300) Synthetic Organic Chemicals (320)
04/01/2015 - 06/30/2015 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average (02) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (2456) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)

What do these Violations Mean?

Safe Drinking Water Act Violations categories split into two groups, health based, and non-health based. Generally, health based violations are more serious, though non-health based violations can also be cause for concern.

Health Based Violations

  1. Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
  2. Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
  3. Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.

Non-Health Based Violations

  1. Monitoring and reporting violations (MR, MON) - failure to conduct the required regular monitoring of drinking water quality, and/or to submit monitoring results on time.
  2. Public notice violations (Other) - failure to immediately alert consumers if there is a serious problem with their drinking water that may pose a risk to public health.
  3. Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.

SDWA Table Key

Field Description
Compliance Period Dates of the compliance period.
Status Current status of the violation.
  • Resolved - The violation has at least one resolving enforcement action. In SDWIS, this indicates that either the system has returned to compliance from the violation, the rule that was violated was no longer applicable, or no further action was needed.
  • Archived - The violation is not Resolved, but is more than five years past its compliance period end date. In keeping with the Enforcement Response Policy, the violation no longer contributes to the public water system's overall compliance status. Unresolved violations are also marked as Archived when a system ceases operations (becomes inactive).
  • Addressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and is addressed by one or more formal enforcement actions.
  • Unaddressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and has not been addressed by formal enforcement.
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Health-Based? Whether the violation is health based.
Category Code
The category of violation that is reported.
  • TT - Treatment Technique Violation
  • MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
  • Other - Other Violation
  • MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
  • MR - Monitoring and Reporting
  • MON - Monitoring Violation
  • RPT - Reporting Violation
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Code A full description of violation codes can be accessed in the SDWA_REF_CODE_VALUES (CSV) table.
Contaminant Code A code value that represents a contaminant for which a public water system has incurred a violation of a primary drinking water regulation.
Rule Code Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rule
  • 121 - Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 122 - Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 123 - Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Ground Water Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 331 - Nitrates
  • 332 - Arsenic
  • 333 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 111 - Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Rule Group Code Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
  • 120 - Surface Water Treatment Rules
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Groundwater Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 330 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rules
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
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Rule Family Code Code for rule family.
  • 100 - Microbials
  • 200 - Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 300 - Chemicals
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
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For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.

Akron Water - Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF DETECTED CONTAMINANTS FOR 2020 Radioactive Contaminants
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KENT, OH, 44240
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Starting Your Service

Moving to a new house or apartment in Akron means you will often need to put the water in your name with Akron City Pws. In order to put the water in your name, please click the link to the start service form below. Start service requests for water bills typically take two business days.

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Leaving your house or apartment in Akron means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with Akron City Pws. In order to take your name off the water bill, please click the link to the stop service form below. Stop service for water bills requests typically take two business days.

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Is Akron Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Akron tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62% High
  • Water Pollution 84% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 38% Low
  • Water Quality 16% Very Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Akron, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS

Akron Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

The EPA mandates that towns and cities consistently monitor and test their tap water. They must report their findings in an annual Consumer Confidence Report. Below is the most recent water quality report from Akron's Water. If you would like to see the original version of the report, please click here.



Consumer Confidence Report





Know Your Water

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.

The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised people such as people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, people who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infection. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. USEPA/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791.

Three Reasons You Can Count On the Akron Water Supply Bureau

for Fresh, Clean Water




Watershed Protection

Water Treatment

24/7 System Maintenance

Our experts routinely inspect the

Our certified operating professionals provide an

A skilled team is available days, nights,

water source to help ensure the

ample supply of high-quality drinking water while

weekends and holidays to maintain

water supply is clean and safe.

striving to exceed all regulatory requirements.

the water mains and reservoirs so you



have water when you need it.

Safe Water Is Our Priority

National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Compliance

Water provided by the Akron Water Supply Bureau meets the current United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) regulatory requirements by a wide margin.

Water Source

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.

Source Water Contamination

While the source water for the City of Akron Public Water System is considered susceptible to contamination, historically, the City of Akron Public Water System has effectively treated this source water to meet drinking water quality standards.

Potential sources of contamination include agricultural runoff, failing on-site wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), municipal wastewater treatment discharges and non-point sources. In addition, the source water is susceptible to contamination through derailments, motor vehicle accidents or spills at sites where the corridor zone is crossed by roads and rail lines, or at fuel storage and vehicle service areas located adjacent to the corridor zone.

An assessment of our source water susceptibility to contamination was completed by Ohio in 2003, and determined that our source water has a moderate susceptibility. For more information about the report contact the Akron Watershed office at 330-678-0077. Since the EPA’s assessment in 2003, Akron has taken further actions to strengthen the protection of its source water.

Please note that this assessment is based on available data and may not reflect current conditions. Water quality, land uses and other potential sources of contamination may change over time.

Should you need to find your Source Water Assessment Information, contact Ohio EPA.

Required Health Information

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animal or human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  1. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses; (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems; (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.


Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water and is an indication of the effectiveness of our filtration system. The turbidity limit set by the EPA is 0.3 NTU in 95% of the samples analyzed each month and shall not exceed one NTU at any time. The Akron Water Supply’s highest recorded turbidity result for 2020 was 0.12 NTU and lowest monthly percentage of samples meeting the turbidity limit resulted in 100% compliance.

Definitions Of Some Terms Contained Within This Report

This report is based on the most recent testing done in accordance with the regulations by the Akron Water Supply Bureau. Terms used in the Water Quality Table and in other parts of this report are defined here.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest residual disinfectant level allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of residual disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Threshold level: The lead threshold level is exceeded at 0.015 milligrams per liter concentration of lead in an individual tap water sample.


Treatment Technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Parts per Million (ppm) or Milligrams per Liter (mg/L) are units of measure for concentration of a contaminant. A part per million corresponds to one second in a little over 11.5 days.

Parts per Billion (ppb) or Micrograms per Liter (µg/L) are units of measure for concentration of a contaminant. A part per billion corresponds to one second in 31.7 years.

The “<”symbol: A symbol which means “less than.” A result of “<5” means that the lowest level that could be detected was 5 and the contaminant in that sample was not detected.

NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit): The units of measurement for turbidity in water as determined by the degree light is scattered at right angles when compared to a standard reference solution.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L): A common measure of radioactivity.

Contact Time (CT) means the mathematical product of a “residual disinfectant concentration” (C), which is determined before or at the first customer, and the corresponding “disinfectant contact time” (T).



Hardness (metric units)

Hardness (English units)






Temperature (metric units)

Temperature (English units)

Total Organic Carbon

Total Solids

Average Level Detected


78 mg/L

52 - 100 mg/L

106 mg/L

68 - 140 mg/L

6 grains per gallon

4 - 8 grains per gallon

7.3 units

7.0 - 7.9 units

8.48 mg/L

NA, one test, in 2020

0.012 mg/L

0.010 - 0.028 mg/L

38 mg/L

NA, one test, in 2020

201 mg/L

NA, one test, in 2020


2.4°- 27.0°C


36°- 81°F

2.84 mg/L

1.38 - 3.57 mg/L

223 mg/L

NA, one test, in 2019




Contaminants (units)

Average Level Found

Range of Detections

Year Sampled

Sample Location






Manganese (ppb)




Entry Point







Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb)



- 41.5









Haloacetic Acids (HAA9) (ppb)



- 45.9









Haloacetic Acids (HAA6Br) (ppb)



- 7.0









About Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 4

Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted. In 2020 the Akron Water Supply Bureau participated in the fourth round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4). For a full copy of the results including the above plus those below detection, please call the Akron Water Plant at 330-678-0077.

The EPA requires regular sampling to ensure drinking water safety. The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau conducted sampling for bacteria, inorganic, synthetic organic, and volatile organic contaminants in 2020. Samples were tested for 83 different contaminants, most of which were not detected in the Akron water supply. The Ohio EPA requires us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of our data, though accurate, are more than one year old.

In 2020 The Akron Water Supply Bureau had an unconditional license to operate our water system.

How to read the Water Quality Data Table: EPA establishes the safe drinking water regulations that limit the amount of contaminants allowed in drinking water. The table shows the concentrations of detected substances in comparison to regulatory limits. Substances that were tested for, but not detected, are not included in this table. The complete listing of “2020 All Water Tests” performed on Akron drinking water is available at html or call (330) 678-0077.


Contaminants (units)




Level Found

Range of Detections


Year Sampled

Typical Source of Contaminants











Microbiological Contaminants


















Turbidity (NTU)






- 0.12













Soil runoff.

Turbidity (% meeting






- 100%



























Total Organic Carbon






- 1.96



Naturally present in the environment.

(compliance ratio)*





















  • The value reported under “Level Found” for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) compliance ratio is the lowest running annual average ratio between the percentage of TOC actually removed to the percentage of TOC required to be removed. A value of greater than one (1) indicates that the water system is in compliance with TOC removal requirements. A value of less than one indicates a violation of the TOC removal requirements. The value reported under the “Range” for TOC is the lowest monthly ratio to the highest monthly ratio.

Radioactive Contaminants

Alpha emitters







Erosion of natural deposits.

(picocuries per liter)
















Combined Radium-226/228







Erosion of natural deposits.

(picocuries per liter)
















Inorganic Contaminants
















Barium (ppm)







Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal

refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
















Chlorite (ppm), avg. of 3








samples in the distribution




0.02 - 0.54



By-product of drinking water chlorination.
























Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which

Fluoride (ppm)




0.71 - 1.21



promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and








aluminum factories.









Nitrate (ppm)




0.04 - 0.39



Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks,

sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.
















Unregulated Volatile Organic Contaminants














Bromodichloromethane (ppb)




6.68 - 6.68












Chloroform (ppb)




12.6 - 12.6



By-product of drinking water chlorination.









Dibromochloromethane (ppb)




0.78 - 0.78












Disinfection Byproducts








Haloacetic Acids HAA5 (ppb)




11.5 - 48.9










Total Trihalomethanes TTHMs




31.1 - 112*

















By-product of drinking water chlorination.

  • The maximum Range of Detections is not a violation because individual samples are averaged with other samples before being compared with the maximum contaminant level. Residual Disinfectants

Total Chlorine (ppm)






0.91 - 1.61







= 4

= 4.0



















Water additive used to control microbes.















Chlorine Dioxide (ppb)






20 - 70












= 800

= 800













































Contaminants (units)


Individual Results


90% of test levels were




Typical Source of Contaminants


over the AL



less than or equal to


























Lead and Copper















Copper (ppm), routine

1.3 ppm









Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposits.















compliance, at consumers' taps

Zero out of 50 samples were found to have copper levels in excess of the copper Action Level of 1.3 ppm.













Lead (ppb), routine compliance,

15 ppb









Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Erosion of natural deposits.















at consumers' taps

Zero out of 50 samples were found to have lead levels in excess of the lead Action Level of 15 ppb.

















If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Akron Water Supply Bureau is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at

Public participation and comments are welcome at Akron City Council ward meetings with the schedule available at or phone 330-375-2256. You are welcome to contact Akron Water Supply regarding information in this report or other water questions using the email or by a phone call to the Akron Water Plant at 330-678-0077.






Akron City Public Water System

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 280000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 18

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chlorate
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Radium%2C combined (-226 & -228)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Bromoform
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

Sources and Resources

Akron Tap Water

There are many ways to purify tap water, but none of these will be as effective and cost-effective as using an Akron water purification system. Akron water treatment centers have taken the lead in offering high-quality filters for homes across Northeast Ohio and are trusted by residents for that reason. When you consider that this city is home to the University of Akron, you can see just how important it is to filter your water to remove any potentially harmful contaminants. If you have found that the city you live in has poor water quality, it may be time to look into filtering your water at home.

The water coming into your home is the first source of nourishment you will have each day, and if there are contaminants present in it, your body will absorb them, regardless of how hard you try to avoid them. Even if you drink the recommended amount of water each day, there are likely contaminants in the water you are drinking that make you unhealthy. Water filtering systems are easily installed and will provide you with clean, great-tasting water all day, every day. If you have an excellent water purification system in place at your home, you will never have to worry about what is in your water. You can use filters to filter out as much as possible and choose only the cleanest water for your family to drink.

The benefits of using a system that provides filtered water for your entire household are many. You will not have to waste time or money worrying about the water you are drinking each day. Akron water purification is affordable and durable, so you can feel confident that your system is doing precisely what it is supposed to do. Take the time to explore the possibility of filtering your water at home because the investment is a small one that will help you feel better and save you money in the long run.

Akron Drinking Water

Recently, I was searching the internet for any information relating to Akron drinking water. There are many sites dedicated to this topic, and all of them seem to have conflicting information. For example, one place says that there have been no measurable amounts of pharmaceuticals in Akron’s drinking water. Yet another site says that the percentage of drugs found in the water was double found in Fort Bend county.

So, which is true? It seems that there may be a little bit of discrepancy in regards to these two cities because they both use the same tap resources. Because of how the water is treated in both cities, you can’t blame either one for saying that their drinking water is the best.

But, you should take a close look at both of these sources of information. For example, there are plenty of public water systems out there that have been found to contain large amounts of different types of dangerous toxins. Additionally, companies such as Epicor and Sandstone are known for injecting chemicals into their water to kill any mold growing inside the pipes. So, while it is true that the drinking water in Akron is probably safer than in most other cities, it’s also true that you should be cautious with the water that comes from your taps because you never know what sort of contaminants may be lurking in there. Just make sure to purchase your drinking water from a good company such as Keesmith or Aqua-Pure, and you should be all right.

Akron Water Quality

Akron water quality testing should be done by the department of water and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Why? Because testing done by the DEQ does not distinguish between chemical treatment, common contaminants, and naturally occurring elements such as sulfur and copper. Also, when the samples are tested at a national level, not only can such elements be determined, but other elements can be brought into the mix.

Recently, a study was conducted by a group of respected colleges and universities, which determined that there were dangerously high levels of chromium in drinking waters around six states in the northeast United States. What’s particularly alarming is that this occurs in such vulnerable areas as Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Consumers in these areas face serious health risks every day from the consumption of these contaminated waters. These people will be most harmed by the problem, not those who live in the affluent suburbs of big, expensive homes. It is also interesting to note that chromium levels were found to be just below the safety standard in both samples taken from drinking and private wells.

This makes Akron water testing especially important. Many of the problems cited above can be traced back to a lack of basic testing or a local office that is more interested in revenue than it is in protecting public health. That said, if you have any doubts about your local treatment facility, you may want to consider purchasing a home water filter. These filters are inexpensive and easy to install. They can protect you for the long term, even if your current provider does not yet meet current safety standards.

Akron Water System

For a city like Akron, Ohio, where there is always a need for clean, freshwater to drink and other community purposes, having an extensive water system in place is one of the city’s most important assets. And it’s easy to understand why people, especially when they live in an area that sees high levels of pollution, want to have access to a clean drinking water system that gives them the quality and purity they need regularly. As long as you know where to look, you can find a good quality water system for your home.

Looking for a quality system isn’t hard in this day and age because so many companies are dedicated to providing you with the best quality water throughout the world. But one thing that you should never forget when shopping around for water systems is that the price does not necessarily indicate its quality. It is often possible to find a good system that is priced reasonably but doesn’t give you the type of pure water that you need. So before you even begin looking at all of the different water systems out there, be sure to take some time and consider exactly what you need from your system and whether or not you can find that within your budget.

Akron water is excellent for drinking water, but there are other reasons why you may want to get your system. If you have a farm or something similar, you can install a system that will allow you to make sure that your entire farm is safe from harmful organisms, such as those found in unfiltered runoff water from a heavily used farm field. If you have a chemical factory, you can have the water system installed so that the chemicals made in your factory are not accidentally dumped into the local water supply. Whatever the reason, it’s essential to have a good water system installed to ensure that you and your family are getting pure, clean water regularly. Once you have found a good system, you can rest easy knowing that you truly give your family the purest form of water possible.

Akron Water Supply

Akron is one of the largest cities in Ohio, and like many cities around the United States, it uses treated sewer water to supply its residents. The city is served by one of the three water treatment plants scattered around the greater Akron area, and they are operated by the Citizens Sewer and Drainage Association (CSDA). CSDA operates all three water plants out of Akron’s city, and they are responsible for treating all of the wastewater from the surrounding communities. Among the three plants, the Akron Water Supply Company is the oldest and largest, serving as the processing plant for all of its wastewater. The plants have had to be responsible for treating large amounts of wastewater over the years, making it difficult for them to regulate the levels of chemicals they release into the atmosphere.

If you live in Akron, the chances are that you will have to pay your water bill by either the water supply company or the city itself. If you are serviced by one of the older plants, you may be paying as much as ten times more than someone serviced by a modern plant. There are many reasons that this occurs, most of which have to do with the nature of the water being put out. Most wastewater is sent to water treatment plants through wastewater treatment facilities, which are large storage tanks where different kinds of solids can be stored without any harmful interactions with the environment.

Wastewater from rural areas tends to contain many natural chemicals and minerals that can interact with the natural solids in the water and make them much less harmless for human consumption. But even if you live in an area where treatment is used, you should understand that you could be putting yourself at risk for a variety of different diseases without treatment. The disorders resulting from untreated tap water include bladder and kidney infections, heart attacks, and cancer.

Akron Water

Akron water treatment is carried out by the City of Akron, a part of the greater Akron area. The City of Akron is situated on Lake Akron’s slopes and is in the northeast corner of Ohio, between the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. Like many other cities in Ohio and elsewhere, the City of Akron has long been at risk for carrying an unacceptable contaminant level. Recently, Akron’s residents have made efforts to clean up their water supply and improve that water quality.

The residents of Akron have been instrumental in making improvements. For instance, in 2021, the city began construction on billed as the most extensive treatment plant in Ohio. This plant’s construction is expected to eliminate or significantly reduce untreated waste and chemicals in the city’s water supply. The City of Akron is also taking steps to improve its sewage treatment plants so that by the year 2021, its wastewater will be completely clean. Also, efforts are being made to clean up the water coming into the city from Lake Akron. Sewage treatment plants are not designed to handle large amounts of waste, and in these cases, extra steps must be taken to make sure that the water in Akron is safe for human consumption.

By working closely with experts from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Akron’s citizens are taking the proper steps to ensure that they are protecting all residents’ health. For example, the City of Akron has contracted with New River Gorge Treatment Services to handle all the new and ongoing sewer treatment requirements in Akron. In the past, residents have had to file legal suits if their water had been polluted. Those suits often involved cases involving drugs in the water or traces of herbicides and pesticides. With the help of professionals at the forefront of water treatment and in charge of maintaining the necessary infrastructure, Akron’s citizens can breathe a little easier knowing that their water is clean and pure.

Akron Water Treatment

The Akron water treatment plant was built back in the 1950s when it was first constructed to treat the city’s water supply. Over the years, it has continued to receive high-quality water and is quite effective in doing so. Recently, residents in some areas of the city complained about several dangerous levels of bacteria and other contaminants in their water supplies. While the treatment plant was responsible for eliminating these problems, the law was also required to test samples of the water coming into the city to ensure that they were safe for consumption. By doing so, the testing proved that bacteria levels were too low to be of concern, thus making it safe to drink.

Another exciting thing about the Akron water treatment plant is that it serves an essential role in rural Ohio. You may not have known it, but this area of the state is one of the country’s most fertile grounds for apple production. If you are interested in growing your apple trees, you will be happy to know that several locations in the county offer you free tree seed and soil. As a result, you can quickly get started with your apple tree project without having to spend any money upfront. Not only is this a great way to get started, but it is also an excellent way to help support a local economy in an area that relies on tourism.

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