Beginning Monday, September 11, 2017, Avon Lake Regional Water will add phosphate to the water as part of its corrosion control effort. Across the State of Ohio, water treatment facilities implement corrosion control efforts to prevent corrosion of their water pipes. The most common approach is to add phosphate to the water to coat the inside of the pipes to prevent corrosion. The phosphate reacts with the pipes to form an insoluble coating to protect the pipes. The amount of phosphate that will be added to the water is a minimal amount that will not impact the quality or taste of the water, and is well within guidelines approved by the Ohio EPA.
For those who might be concerned, during the initial application, the amount of phosphorus in one cup of water will be about 0.15 mg; and, in the long-term, there will be about 0.05 mg of phosphorus in a cup of water. For comparison purposes, a cup of Skim Milk has about 250 mg of phosphorus.
Please feel free to call Avon Lake Regional Water at (440) 933-6226 if you have any questions.