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Akron making plans to dredge Lake Rockwell to improve drinking water

Posted on June 18, 2015

By Amanda Rabinowitz, WKSU

Plans are in the works to dredge the reservoir that supplies drinking water for the city of Akron. The Beacon Journal reports dredging sediments from the bottom of Lake Rockwell near Kent would reduce algae that triggers poor taste and odors. It would also increase water storage capacity. The city has hired consultants to begin preliminary planning and hope to have dredging done in the next five years. They say the biggest concern is how stirring the sediments would hurt water quality during the process.


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