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      • On Aug. 28, 1911, an engineering team recommended that Akron buy land and build a reservoir north of Kent on the Cuyahoga River. That would serve as Akron’s main water source, with large pipelines running from the reservoir’s water-treatment plant to Akron.
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  2. Aug 12, 2015 · The deaths and illnesses in Akron and other American cities were caused by contaminated drinking water. Akron’s problem started to disappear in 1915 when the city opened its new reservoir and new water-treatment plant in Portage County — plus lines to bring that water into Akron.

  3. Nov 9, 2023 · Akron, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2023 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced a restructuring of the city’s water rates to take place beginning in 2024. The updates include significantly reducing the current declining block rate system which favors large use water customers, implementing a fixed infrastructure charge based on meter size, and adding ...

  4. The Akron Water Supply Bureau is responsible for providing an ample supply of high-quality drinking water to approximately 300,000 customers, while striving to meet or exceed all EPA regulatory requirements.

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    The Akron Water Department provides metering services, water service and meter maintenance, backflow prevention regulation, potable water supply, and water distribution operation and maintenance for approximately 300,000 customers for all City of Akron residents including the surrounding communities of Fairlawn, Mogadore, a portion of Hudson ...

  6. › wiki › Akron,_OhioAkron, Ohio - Wikipedia

    Akron ( / ˈækrən /) is a city in and the county seat of Summit County, Ohio, United States. At the 2020 census, the city proper had a total population of 190,469, making it the fifth-most populous city in Ohio and 136th-most populous city in the United States. The Akron metropolitan area, covering Summit and Portage counties, had a ...

  7. › OH › AkronAkron Ohio Waterworks

    The first water works in Akron were built by Dr. Eliakim Crosby, who in 1836 installed a "continuous cement pipe" to supply water to his house and nearby neighbors from a spring at the foot of Perkin's Hill. The pipe became fouled with vegetation within two years and was abandoned.

  8. Jun 3, 2024 · Akron is the centre of a metropolitan area that includes the cities of Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, and Stow and several villages. At 1,081 feet (329 metres) above sea level, it was named for its “high place” (Greek: akros) on the watershed between the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.

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