Hudson Holds Public Hearing on Water Rates
HUDSON, OH (November 10, 2022) – On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7:30 pm, Hudson City Council will hold a public hearing on legislation which would adjust water rates based on a recent Water Rate Study. Hudson water rates have not been increased in nearly 10 years.
An increase is necessary to continue to operate and maintain the water system and fund Capital improvements to ensure an adequate and safe water system for customers. In addition, the goal was to create one blended rate for all Hudson Water customers. Currently, there are different rates for the former Village and former Township based on the merger in the 1990s. Currently customers in the former Township pay an average of $62.52/month, while those in the former Village pay an average of $40.01/month.
With the new blended rate, former Village customers will pay approximately $6 per month more, while the cost to former Township customers will decrease by approximately $15 per month in 2023. Rates then will go up approximately $3 per month per year in years 2024-2027. In year 2028 and beyond, the increase is anticipated to be lower.
|Hudson Water Department
||330-342-1710||Serving the central area of the City.
|Akron Water Department
||330-375-2554||Serving the south, east, and north areas of the City.
|Cleveland Water Department
||216-664-2444||Serving the northwest and north area of the City.
|Stow Water Department
||330-689-2889||Serving the south area of the City.
- Water Treatment
- Maintenance & Repair
- Hydrant Flushing
- Backflow Prevention System
- Irrigation System Meters
- Remote Meters
The City provides ongoing maintenance of water lines and makes repairs when lines or mains break. Sometimes water may need to be shut-off during repairs. The City will make every attempt to contact residents when water needs to be shut off for repairs.
City of Hudson fire hydrants are flushed a least twice a year for routine maintenance to flush the water lines.
2023 Fall Hydrant Flushing will be the weeks of October 9 and 16
Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control
A backflow prevention system is required by the EPA when you have an irrigation system or own a commercial building. A state-licensed plumber is required to test your backflow system every year.
What is a cross-connection?
Any physical connection created between a possible source of contamination and any drinking water system piping.
What is backflow?
It is the flow through a cross-connection from a possible source of contamination back into the drinking water system. It occurs when a cross-connection is created and a pressure reversal, either as backsiphonage or backpressure, occurs in the water supply piping.
Why be concerned?
- ALL cross-connections pose a potential health risk.
- Backflow can be a health hazard for your family or other consumers if contaminated water enters your water supply plumbing system and is used for drinking, cooking or bathing. Chemical burns, fires, explosions, poisonings, illness and death have all been caused by backflow through cross-connections.
- Backflow occurs more often than you think.
- You are legally responsible for protecting your water supply plumbing from backflow that may contaminate drinking water, either your own or someone else's. This includes complying with the plumbing code and not creating cross-connections.
Questions concerning backflow prevention and cross-connection control may be directed to your local water department - (330) 342-1750 - or to your local Ohio EPA District Office - (330) 963-1200.
City staff provides electronic meter reading services from the streets. There is no cost to the resident for a remote meter upgrade.
Where Does the City of Hudson Water Come From?
The water for Hudson water customers comes from five underground wells. In general, there is a great deal more consistency in water quality readings with ground well water resources as opposed to surface water resources, such as from lakes or streams.
Hudson Water Quality
The City of Hudson owns and operates its own water treatment plant that ensures safe, potable water is delivered to its customers.
City's EPA Annual Water Quality Report which can be reviewed HERE.
Hudson Water Department History and Mission
The City's first water plant was located on Oviatt Street, and the water source was from nearby underground wells. Mr. James W. Ellsworth was the driving force and main financial backer of this initial system. It operated from 1912 until 1969, when the water plant moved to its present site on West Streetsboro Street. Today, Hudson's Water Resources Department operates five underground wells and operates its water own water treatment plant to provide safe drinking water to its approximately 2,300 customers.
Our mission is to produce, treat, and deliver safe, potable, high quality water from the well field to the treatment plant, the elevated storage towers and ultimately to the consumers' tap.