City of Wadsworth Water
A few customers have wondered if the problems in Flint, MI could happen here. The short answer is no. Our water supply does not have issues and we add an additive (Zinc Orthophosphate) to our treated water to prevent corrosion in our distribution system and your interior plumbing. Our Water Plant is monitored 24/7 by licensed operators who monitor the water for various corrosion indicators on a continuous basis. Since 1992, the city has been required by the Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead and copper in homes and we have never had a violation. For more information, please see the Water Treatment Plant's webpage by clicking here.
Downtown Plan Development
The City of Wadsworth, Downtown Wadsworth and the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce have initiated the process to create a Visioning Plan for Downtown Wadsworth. The planning process will engage the community and local leaders in an inclusive discussion about Downtown. The visioning process helps residents, organizations, business owners, and stakeholders of the Downtown to coordinate efforts and identify their ideas and plans for the future. It is the vision of what a community wants to become and the steps needed to realize that vision.
Keep track of the project’s progress and participate in idea generating activities by visiting the project’s website at www.downtownwadsworth2016.com.
Heroin and Opiate Awareness Campaign
LET'S KEEP TALKING.....
In November, Rob Brandt, President of Robby's Voice, spoke to our high school students about the dangers of drugs and his family’s experience with heroin. Mr. Brandt was also part of the panel featured in the CBS program "60 Minutes." The episode, “Heroin in the Heartland,” was highlighted in our November 20 community message. On Wednesday, February 17, you are invited to attend a meeting where he will deliver a similar message geared towards parent(s)/guardian(s) and interested community members. The details of the meeting are below. Mr. Brandt is a phenomenal speaker who is very knowledgeable about drugs and the importance of awareness and education. We hope you will be able to join us at the meeting.
Did you know 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years? (2012 CASA Findings). Adolescence is the critical development time to talk about, stop or address addictions. Action by parents, family and friends is essential. Addiction is a complex brain disease. Learn how to have better conversations with your teen, be a better listener, and build a stronger bond. Encourage healthy risks, and find out how much you really know about their friends. Use the parent toolkit atwww.drugfree.org to learn tips and what to say to your adolescent.
Attached is a drug chart for parents that you can use to learn the facts about the (13) most commonly abused drugs. Also, please view the latest installment of Inside Wadsworth on my.pegcentral.com to see what the city and the schools are doing to raise awareness and address this issue in our community.
Clean Ohio Trails Fund Grant
The City of Wadsworth announces it has been awarded funding in the amount of $372,185 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Clean Ohio Trails Fund, which will allow the City to construct a trail that could ultimately connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
For more information, Click Here.
The City of Wadsworth offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer its own municipally-owned electric utility and high-speed internet and cable services. Residents' activities center around the strong Wadsworth City Schools, which are rated 'Excellent with Distinction' in the State; churches; and numerous civic organizations, including a very active Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wadsworth organization. The City is a delightful mix of families who have been part of the community for several generations, younger families who have chosen to 'move back home' to Wadsworth, and new families who have only recently discovered this special city. Continued...