The City of Tallmadge has been notified by the City of Akron and Summit County that sewer rates will increase 32% over the next two years. The city has chosen to reduce the impact of the 32% increase being passed on to our residents by phasing in the rate increase.
Starting May 1, 2022
Your bill will reflect a 16% increase on sewer rates.
Starting January 1, 2023
Your bill will reflect an additional 16% increase on sewer rates.
The City of Tallmadge is a distribution city only when it comes to drinking water and sanitary sewer. The City of Tallmadge relies on the City of Akron for both its drinking water and processing the wastewater (sanitary sewer) because the city does not have its own Water Plant or Wastewater Reclamation Facility (sanitary sewer treatment plant).
What's a Master Meter Community?
There are meters at both ends of the distribution system that tell us how much water is being cycled. The meter for the wastewater is called a Master Meter. The master meter measures the amount of liquid as well as the amount of solids that needs to be treated. The City of Tallmadge is a Master Meter Community, just like the Cities of Cuyahoga Falls and Lakemore and Summit County - just to name a few.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) allows the City of Akron to provide treatment services of the liquid and solids from Tallmadge's sanitary sewer.