Water

36th Street NW Multi Department Project – Phases 1 & 2

Description: Joint projects with City Engineering department to reconstruct roadway, storm and water: 

  • Phase 1 water portion to replace 1,500 feet of 6” and 12” waterline, improve storm drainage and to reconstruct the street. The waterlines were originally constructed in the 1930. The project began August 2020 and scheduled to be completed spring 2021. The estimated total project cost is $1.6 million. Partial funding is being provided through the Ohio Public Works Commission. The project limits are 36th St Street NW from Logan Ave. to Market Ave.
  • Phase 2 water portion to replace 2,600 feet of 6” waterline, improve storm drainage and to reconstruct the street. The waterlines were originally constructed in the 1930. The project is scheduled to begin summer of 2020 and scheduled to be completed spring 2021. The estimated total project cost is $2.9 million. Partial funding is being provided through the Ohio Public Works Commission. The project limits are 36th St Street NW from Frazer Ave. to Logan Ave.

39th Street NW Multi Department Project

Description: Joint project with City Engineering department to reconstruct roadway, storm and water: Water portion to replace 3,950 feet of 6” waterline originally constructed in 1930. The project limits are Cleveland Ave to Norman Ave. The estimated total project cost is $3.1 million. Partial funding is being provided through the Ohio Public Works Commission. This project is scheduled for summer 2021.

Colonial Blvd NE Multi Department Project – Phases 1 & 2

Description: Joint projects with City Engineering department to reconstruct roadway, storm and water: 

  • Phase 1 water portion to replace 2,200 feet of 8” waterline originally constructed in 1917. The project limits are Market Ave to Rowland Ave. The estimated cost of the waterline is $750,000. This project is scheduled to begin spring 2022 and be completed fall of 2022. 
  • Phase 2 water portion to replace 1,800 feet of 8” waterline originally constructed in 1927. The project limits are Rowland Ave to Maple Ave. This project is currently scheduled for 2025.

Shorb Avenue NW Waterline Replacement

Description: Project to replace 400 feet of 6” waterline originally constructed in 1950’s. The project limits are St. Elmo to Maple. Work is to be constructed by City of Canton water.

Market Avenue South Streetscape

Description: City Water crews to provide improvements to the water system in advance of the City’s Streetscape project from 5th St to 9th St. 

Edgefield Waterline Replacement – Phases 1 & 2

Description: Both phases of this project are being partially funded through the Ohio Public Works Commission.

  • Phase 1 replaces 7,100 feet of 6” and 8” waterline originally constructed circa 1930. The streets included in this project are 38th St., 41st St. Grunder Ave., Vernon Ave., Shanabruck Ave., Arnold Ave., and Edgefield Ave. The estimated cost is $2.1 million. The project is scheduled to begin late summer 2021.
  • Phase 2 replaces 9,200 feet of 6” waterline originally constructed circa 1955. The streets included in this project are 38th St., 40th St., 41st St., Westview Ave., Bernard Ave., Noman Ave., Northview Ave., and Woodland Ave. The estimated cost is $2.5 million. The project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021.

Cleveland Ave. NW Water Main Replacement

Description: Project to replace over 10,000 feet of 6”, 8”, and 12” water main along Cleveland Ave. from 30th St. NW to 50th St. NW. This project is very important to the upgrade of our distribution system and will address a prominent area plagued by main breaks. The estimated total project cost is $2.6 million and funding is being provided through the Ohio Public Works Commission. The project is scheduled to begin April 2021.

12th St. NW Water Main Replacement

Description: Project designed in-house to replace approximately 1,040 feet of 12” water main and approximately 50 feet of 8” water main from Whipple Ave. NW to West Park Ave. NW in an area where numerous repairs have been performed in recent years damaging the recently resurfaced 12th St. NW roadway. The estimated cost of the waterline is $315,000 and scheduled to begin late Spring of 2021.

Brentwood Water Tank Inspections

Description: The 1.5 million gallon Brentwood elevated water storage tank was inspected in 2020. The interior coating system of the Brentwood water tank is rated as being in good condition.  However, there are some areas where corrosion/failing paint is occurring. Therefore, with this project, we plan on following the recommendations listed in D102-17 and perform spot, touch-up repairs to these areas of concern. This project is currently being designed with detailed technical specifications for the repair items and the coating system.  By performing this rehabilitation project, it is anticipated to extend the existing, wet interior, coating system eight to ten years.  This project is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2021.       

Concrete Main Inspection Program

Description: This is the third year of a three-year program to locate any possible leaks along the 30 miles of concrete water lines running from the Sugar Creek water treatment plant to the City. The program started in 2019 and will be completed in 2021 with 10 miles of waterline being tested in each of the three years. 

Valve Maintenance Program

Description: This is the third year of a four-year program to operate, test, assess and collect GPS information for all the main line water valves in the water distribution system. The program started in 2019 and will be completed in 2022 with 25% of the valves being completed each of the four years.

CMMS Program

Description: A computerized maintenance management system is being developed to assist various City departments to provide better operations and maintenance of the massive infrastructure we are tasked to maintain. The Water system alone has over 600 miles of water lines.

Cromer Water Reservoir Assessment

Description: An inspection and assessment of the 15 million gallon Cromer Water Reservoir is currently being conducted. Plans and specs will be developed for any necessary improvements. Funding for the project is expected to be provided through the Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account. The improvements are schedule for 2022.

Sugar Creek Water Treatment Plant Assessment

Description: An inspection and assessment of the Sugar Creek Water Treatment Plant and the well fields was completed in 20192020. Plans and specs will be developed in 2020 – 2021 for the necessary improvements with construction schedule for 2022 – 2024. Funding expected to be provided through the Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account.

Water System Hydraulic Model

Description: The Water Department has started the development of a computerized hydraulic model of the water distribution system. Among other items, this will aide in the efficient planning of system improvements. The project started in March 2020 and is scheduled to be completed May 2021.

  1. Water Division

    Phone: 330-489-3315
    Fax: 330-649-8109


  2. Water Engineering


    Physical Address
    2664 Harrisburg Road NE
    Canton, OH 44705

    Phone: 330-489-3310