2015 Water Quality Report

The City of Toledo prides itself on providing the highest quality drinking water to our 500,000 customers, situated throughout Toledo and surrounding communities. Once a year, the City presents its Water Quality Report to our consumers. This annual report is a regulatory requirement of the U.S. EPA and the Ohio EPA to demonstrate to our customers that our drinking water meets or surpasses all State and Federal laws. The contents of this report contain valuable information that we hope you will find interesting and helpful.

Water treatment begins at the intake crib where water is drawn from Lake Erie and flows in underground pipes to the low-service pump station for more treatment before traveling nine miles to the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant for full treatment.

Prior to the 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) season the City of Toledo increased its ability to feed powdered activated carbon (PAC) at Collins Park and potassium permanganate (KMnO4) at its intake crib and low service pump station. New chlorine disinfection facilities were built  this year at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant increasing application points and reliability.

These upgrades are part of an overall construction program that includes equipment replacement, structural improvements, electrical upgrades and added

treatment capacity to make Collins Park into a state-of-the-art plant.

Thank you for being our customer and for your support of these positive


To view previous reports go to www.toledo.oh.gov/services/public-utilities/water-treatment/drinking-water-quality-information/

The City of Toledo annual water quality report is available on-line here.