Water Reclamation Services

Water Reclamation Services is responsible for the collection, conveyance, and treatment of wastewater for the City of Akron and many neighboring communities. Our mission is to provide effective and efficient wastewater and storm water management services, while protecting the environment for this and future generations. 

Water Reclamation Facility  

The Water Reclamation Facility is located in the Merriman Valley and treats approximately 75 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater. The City of Akron treats its own wastewater and that of several neighboring communities. The total area served is about 96 square miles with an estimated population of 330,000. Neighboring communities served include Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Springfield, Mogadore, Lakemore, Tallmadge, Fairlawn, Bath, Montrose and some unincorporated areas in the county. 

Renewable Energy Facility  

The Renewable Energy Facility, formerly the Composting Facility, is owned by the City of Akron and operated by KB BioEnergy, Inc.  Approximately 175,000 gallons per day of biosolids are pumped from the Water Reclamation Facility to the nearby Renewable Energy Facility for processing.  The biosolids are anaerobically digested and dried, and the biogas generated during the process is captured and conditioned, and used to fuel a combined heat and power system capable of generating up to 1.2 MW of electricity. 

Sewer Maintenance Division 

The Sewer Maintenance Division operates and maintains the sewer collection system that includes the sanitary, storm, and combined sewer systems which collect and transport sanitary and combined sewage to the Akron Water Reclamation Facility at 2460 Akron-Peninsula Road, or storm water to points of stream discharge. The system consists of main sewer lines, manholes, inlets, inlet leads, laterals, pump stations, force mains, combined sewer overflow (CSO) racks, and CSO storage facilities. The Sewer Maintenance Division also maintains waterways that receive storm water from City-owned storm sewers.