The water treatment plant is a Class IV plant and has an EPA rated design capacity of 7.6 million gallons per day and is currently treating an average of 1.8 million gallons per day. The water system has a total finished water storage capacity of 1,950,000 gallons and the water is distributed through over 66 miles of water mains. The distribution system is a Class I system.
The plant is manned 18 hours a day, five days a week with flexible weekend operations. Currently on staff are one Class IV operator, two Class III operators, two Class II operators and two Class I operators.
In 1997, the Archbold Water Department was recognized by the Ohio EPA as an “Outstanding Water System” and received the Award of Excellence.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 the plant received the Water Fluoridation Quality Award presented by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
For information about residential water service, please contact the village Utilities Department.
Frequently Asked Questions
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For more information contact:
Scott Schultz Superintendent
700 North St. Archbold, OH 43502
IN 1996, the Safe Drinking Water Act was amended again. Section 1453 was added, providing states with the necessary federal funding to complete source water assessments for their public water systems. At that time, the program was extended to include surface water systems and was renamed “Source Water Protection.” It was the intent of Congress that public water systems use the information in their source water assessment to develop a drinking water source protection plan. The background information presented here includes from the Archbold source water assessment report completed by the Ohio EPA in 2004, but expands on it considerably, using data collected by Archbold’s public water system staff and the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership.
Why should a community have a source water protection plan? Water is a vital part of all facets of our communities. It is essential to agriculture, to washing, to cooling for industry and power stations, to moving wastewater away from populated areas and above all, to drinking. In addition to being a basic necessity of life, clean affordable water can be an important economic driver. Many manufacturing plants use significant amounts of water and can even decide plant locations based on availability of quality water. Clean water, provided at a reasonable cost, can attract new business and residents which help fuel economic growth and prosperity.
With the help of the Ohio EPA Archbold has an endorsed Source Water Protection Plan. To view the Source Water Protection Plan, Source Water Assessment and educational information click the links below.
The Archbold Water Plant tests for odor on a weekly basis. Water samples are collected from both reservoirs each week and are analyzed for algae counts and species that are known to cause taste and odor. When algae blooms occur, the reservoirs are treated with potassium permanganate or copper sulfate to reduce the bloom.
Activated carbon is applied to the water during the treatment process to adsorb the compounds that cause taste and odor. Water plant personnel work very diligently to minimize the occurrences of taste and odor.