Last updated: 04/15/2024

Our water is safe to drink.

Our water professionals test and monitor drinking water quality 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We produce approximately 75 million gallons of safe drinking water daily for nearly 500,000 people.

Hundreds of water quality tests are performed each day at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant by certified chemists who are on duty around the clock to ensure our drinking water meets or exceeds all water quality standards. Water samples for microcystin are collected weekly and analyzed on Tuesday. When lake conditions warrant, testing will be increased.

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Safer and More Efficient

Ozone Water Treatment

Ozone provides additional measures of protection from the effects of harmful algal blooms within Lake Erie.

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Drinking Water Quality Report

We take pride in providing the highest quality drinking water to you and our neighbors in surrounding communities. We hold ourselves to the utmost standard because that is what we believe our customers deserve.

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. We are pleased to present the Water Quality Report. The contents of this report contain valuable information that we hope you will find interesting and helpful.

The City continues to achieve its goal of producing high quality, reliable drinking water. The staff at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant work around the clock to provide the goods and services our consumers have come to expect. It is their responsibility to perform routine maintenance, skilled operations, and laboratory analysis. As a result, the customers of the Toledo Water System receive the highest quality drinking water.

The City of Toledo and Toledo Water Division are proud to be serving our citizens and visitors drinking water that is highly regarded throughout the country.

Click here to view the Drinking Water Source Assessment for the City of Toledo.

Improving our Treatment Plant

Toledo H2O

This formal Ohio EPA-approved General Plan of short- and long-term improvements at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant includes the renovation of existing infrastructure, construction of new facilities, and adding ozone technology at Collins Park as an additional treatment process. The General Plan includes approximately $500 million in upgrades that have been taking place since 2012 and will continue through mid-year 2023.

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Improving our Sewer System

Toledo Waterways Initiative

The goal of the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) is to clean our waterways and reduce sewage overflows through wastewater storage, sewer separation, and improved wastewater treatment. These solutions involve over 45 separate projects encompassing 48 square miles over the course of 18 years, at a total cost of $527 million.

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Improving our Waterways

Clear Choices, Clean Water

Clear Choices, Clean Water - Greater Toledo Lake Erie is a campaign to increase awareness about the choices we make and the impact we have on our streams and lakes. Water-friendly practices such as using phosphorus-free fertilizer, landscaping with native plants, managing yard, and pet wastes, and volunteering to clean up our waterways help make clear clean water available to us. Even small actions can have a big impact on our waterways, so the choice is clear: take a pledge for clean water today!

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