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Water Treatment Plant

Norwalk's primary water source is rainwater runoff form an 8-square-mile area east of the city. The runoff fills the city's three reservoirs, which have a 700 million- gallon capacity. A back-up raw water source is the East Branch of the Huron River. Starting in the second half of 2010, the city will purchase less than 10 percent of its water from Northern Ohio Rural Water.
The City of Norwalk's water plant, located at the intersection of Old State Road and Woodlawn Avenue, was first constructed in 1927, rebuilt in 1990-91 and upgraded in 2002 and 2006. It is designed to make up to 4 million gallons of water a day, about twice normal demand.
The water plant provides a series of chemical and physical treatments to remove contaminants and disinfect the water. Fluoride is also added to help prevent citizens' tooth decay.
A large diesel generator at the plant allows the city to continue treating and pumping water during electrical outages. There are two water towers, one near the center of town and another at its southeast edge, designed to provide customers an adequate supply of water at a sufficient pressure.
Dozens of tests are done daily to ensure the city's drinking water meets all EPA mandates. The city administration, city council, and the water department staff continually strive to provide a safe, abundant supply of water.


2013 City of Norwalk Consumer Confidence Report
2012 City of Norwalk Consumer Confidence Report 

Consumer Education Links
    American Water Works Association Consumer Education
    Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Water
    U.S. EPA Drinking Water

Water Treatment Plant Employees

  Superintendent Bill Albrecht
  Assistant Superintendent David Ackerman
  Laboratory Supervisor Tim Cox
  Chief Operator Rick Schaffer
  Backflow Prevention Coordinator Robert Delvecchio


Bill Albrecht - Superintendent
David Ackerman - Assistant Superintendent
201 Plank Road
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
Phone: 419-663-6755
Fax: 419-663-6756

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Water Treatment Plant Location

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