Wadsworth Water Treatment Plant

Recent Lead Issues in the News:

Due to events across the country, The City of Wadsworth has recently performed precautionary testing for lead. These tests have returned with no violations. We have been testing for lead since 1992, as required by the EPA, with no violations.

The City of Wadsworth is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.

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 for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water or have any other water related questions, please call our Water Treatment Plant and speak to one of our licensed operators at 330-335-2832. 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 800-426-4791 or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.


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The City of Wadsworth Water Treatment Plant is located at 365 Broad Street in Wadsworth. This department operates and maintains the Water Treatment Plant to provide a safe drinking water service to the City's customers and works to ensure water quality control measures meet or exceed state and federal regulations on safe drinking water.

The current Water Treatment Plant was built in 1974 and put into service in 1975. The plant was designed for a capacity of 3.0 million gallons per day. The plant is completely automated and is operated 24 hours per day by State certified plant operators. Our plant operators are required by the state to attend refresher classes every year to maintain their state certification.

The city uses 12 different wells for our drinking water source. 7 of these wells are deep sandstone rock wells approximately 250 feet deep. we also have 4 shallow sand and gravel wells approximately 75 feet deep. Our newest well in Chippewa is also a shallow well. By using wells for our drinking water source, our water has the same quality characteristics year round.