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Better water quality for the City of Barberton.

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These subdivisions are primarily responsible for operating and maintaining the city’s water system and for providing the citizens with an uninterrupted supply of high-quality drinking water and the essential accounting and customer service functions. Water distribution and treatment services are provided to approximately 11,000 customers in and around the Barberton area.  

Posted by the City of Barberton on the City web site, once professed to have good standing water.  Uninterrupted and high-quality water.  In the past year to date we have had an upward or 20+ "precautionary" boil alerts.  Some residents going days unable to use city water.  Many have felt the quality of water to be low, not worth the price paid.

Residents deserve to be heard, and treated fairly.   A team of environmental experts should be sent to properly test for contaminated sediments and give an update on all over water quality.  The experts should not just test one area, but multiple areas giving an all over environmental analysis of the City of Barberton. 


The following is an actual drinking report from Barberton, Ohio, stating that the contaminants in water violated the maximum contaminant level for TTHM.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health. However, some people who drink water containing TTHM in excess of MCL (minimum standards) over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. WHAT IS BEING DONE? “We are investigating.” This notice appeared for four years!!!

This same wording in the Barberton drinking water notice was sent out for many years.

I have attached a copy of an “open letter” I have written to the Ohio community and I did not want to alarm the public at that time. But I wanted them to take action on the quality of their water. It seems we don’t take action until it becomes a crisis.

PLEASE do not wait for a crisis.

If I told you that your water meets all EPA and government standards “and does not pose an immediate risk to your health,” would you drink that water and allow your children to drink that water?

By law, if water contaminates are above government standards, and drinking notice must be sent to home owners (30, 60, 90 days). 


I say let's get answers.  We won't wait until a crisis. We won't stand by.  It's our water.  We drink it, our kids drink it, and shower in it. Are you ready for change? Progress? Are you with me?

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