The Water Department
Until the mid-1990’s, the City of Hubbard operated its own water treatment facility. The Water Department managed wells at various locations throughout the community, treated water at the North Main Street Water Treatment Plant, and maintained the distribution system. However, the prohibitive nature of enacted environmental laws and other stringent requirements made updating the Water Treatment Plant financially impossible. In late 1994, the Water Treatment Plant processed its last gallons of water and the City of Hubbard began wholesale purchasing of water from Consumer’s Pennsylvania Water Company.
The City of Hubbard remains under contract with Consumer’s Water Company for twenty years. At the present time, the City of Hubbard purchases nearly 1,300,000 gallons of water per day. The water is treated by Consumer’s Water at a processing plant near the Shenango Reservoir. The water is transferred to Hubbard from its Pennsylvania origin via a twenty-inch waterline running along Route 304.
Although a great effort is placed upon maintenance of the water distribution system, a new focus has become the reconstruction of and major infrastructure repairs to the 80-year-old water lines. The city is currently engaged in projects for looping dead-end water lines, city-wide leak detection surveys, and other means of improving water clarity and quality.