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Welcome to the Akron Water Supply Bureau


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The drinking Water Supply Bureau consists of 3 divisions which provides watershed protection, drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution to the citizens and businesses of Akron as well as many neighboring communities. Each division is listed below along with a brief description of their responsibilities. Click on the name of each division to learn more.

Watershed Division

  • Source water quality protection and security
  • Management of four raw water reservoirs and nearly 20,000 acres of City owned property
  • Administration of limited recreational programs
  • Public education programs focused on watershed protection
  • Implementation of an EPA approved Watershed Control Program

Water Plant Division

  • Operation and maintenance of a Ohio EPA Class IV drinking water treatment facility
  • Regulatory compliance responsibilities including an on-site certified laboratory
  • Public education programs focused on water treatment
  • Current and past Consumer Confident Reports

Water Distribution Division

  • Operation and maintenance of a more than 1,200 mile water distribution system serving approximately 300,000 customers
  • Operation and maintenance of multiple pump stations, finished water holding reservoirs, elevated tanks and standpipes.
  • Industrial and residential meter reading and backflow protection.



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Important information about Lead and Corrosion Control

Learn about your water lines and how Akron Water Supply optimizes the treatment process to protect our customers from risks associated with Lead Pipes, Plumbing, and Solder.

Interactive Map of Service Pipe Material


Full Size Interactive Map

This map is meant to share information with our customers about where we believe there is lead in the Akron Water System based on available data.

Akron Service Pipe Line Materials Map PDF

Lead In Water FAQ

Letter to Akron Water Customers with Lead Service Lines

Lead Treatment at Akron Water




2018 Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report 

The 2018 CCR is available at This report has information about the source and quality of your drinking water. A paper copy is available upon request by calling: (330) 375-2748. Previous Reports are available at



Ohio EPA Environmental Review of the Lead Service Line Replacement Project

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Lead Service Line Replacement project can be found by clicking the following link: WSRLA #FS390095-0167


Ohio EPA Environmental Review of Akron Water Main Replacement Project - 2018

The Akron Water Supply Bureau is spending $2,290,000 in various areas of the city to replace 3.5 miles of chronically failing water mains.  This project involves furnishing and installing water main, valves, hydrants, and appurtenances, including temporary and permanent restoration.  The contractor is the HM Miller Construction Company of Suffield.  The project is being funded by a $1 million grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission and a $1,290,000 loan from the Ohio EPA.  The project is underway and is expected to be completed by June of 2019. The Environmental Impact Statement for the 2018 Akron Water Main Replacement project can be found by clicking the following link: WSRLA #FS390095-0170

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Our Mission

Our Mission

To deliver to the public an ample supply of high quality water that exceeds all regulatory requirements now and in the future.

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