The Water Treatment Division of the Public
Service Department is responsible for the supply, filtration, pumping
and storage of potable water for the City of Kent.
The City's water plant treats more than two
million gallons of water per day (MGD), and has a capacity of six
million gallons of water (6 MGD) daily.
City of Kent Water Supply
Water Treatment Plant Testing History
Lead in Drinking Water
The City of
Kent has a long standing history of providing high quality water to
its customers while at the same time meeting Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) mandates for safe water. Specific to lead,
the City testing dates back to 1988 when the City first was required
by the EPA to look for lead in its water supply. The initial
mandated EPA testing was every six months.
On July 21,
1993 the City was informed by letter from the Ohio EPA that it was
recognized for the submission of two consecutive six month
monitoring periods for lead and copper with results not exceeding
Action Levels. In the letter, the City was informed of new
monitoring requirements, including testing 30 sample points located
throughout the City for lead and copper every three years. The City
has had no samples exceed the Action Level for lead or copper since
the inception of this program and we continue to adhere to the Ohio
EPA testing requirements.
In the City
of Kent 2007 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) the Ohio EPA mandated
that we add the following language:
"If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health
problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in
drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated
with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Kent is
responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot
control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When
your water has been sitting several hours, you can minimize the
potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap 30 seconds to 2
minutes before using the water for drinking or cooking. If you are
concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water
tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and
steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline or at http:/www.epa.gov/safewater/lead".
In the 2008
CCR the City began publishing lead results as required and has
continued to do so in succeeding years. The results for lead in a
public water supply are reported in parts per billion as shown below
for the last three required Ohio EPA reporting periods.
City of Kent Lead Testing Results
Consumer Confidence Report
The City of
Kent is proud to report that it has never exceeded the Action Level
of 15 parts per billion of lead as we continue to monitor 30 sites
in our water system every three years as required. Our last lead and
copper testing was conducted in 2014 the next round of sampling will
be in 2017.
to testing required tri-annually for the CCRs the City also partners
with the Ohio EPA as part of their Ambient Ground Water Quality
Monitoring Program. The latest results for lead from the Ohio EPA
shows ND (Non-Detect) with reporting limits of 2 ug/L. This equates
to our potable water supply having at minimum less than 2 ppb lead,
again below Action Limits.
regarding water quality in the City of Kent can be directed to the
Service Director at 330-678-8105.
To view the
Consumer Confidence Report for a specific year, please click on the
A map depicting the
thirty sites that are monitored for lead and copper testing is
available by clicking