Water meters are read the first Wednesday of every month. The National average is 2,000 gallons of water per person per month. If you have 4 people living in your household, the average water consumption is 8,000 gallons per month. The City of Harrison water hardness is 21 grains per gallon or 356 milligrams per liter.

If you notice low water pressure, check your water softener. If the water softener is functioning properly, call a plumber.

The iron content in the water is nondetectable. If your water is brown, run cold water only in the bathtub until it clears up. If you have a water softener, place it on by-pass, then run cold water only in the bathtub.

Water Leaks

If there is an increase in your water bill and you think you may have a leak, check toilets, faucets, and basements for first for leaks.

The Public Works Director will consider a request for an adjustment to the sewer charges only and only if the leak is outside. If you have an outside leak, you can fill out a Request for Adjustment form (PDF) and submit it to the Utilities Office. You can print the form from our website or fill 1 out in the Utilities Office. However, the leak must be repaired prior to requesting an adjustment.

City Water Softener

The City is completing installation of a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis membrane filtration system in summer 2022. When activated, the water softening will be phased-in over a six-week period. At the end of the six weeks, residents may choose to bypass their water softeners for a few weeks to determine if they want to soften their water more.

The reverse osmosis system will process 1.5 million gallons per day, reducing hardness of tap water and corrosion of pipelines. The final softened water will be supplied at 140 mg/L of CaCo3, or 8 grains per gallon of hardness.

If you have questions, please call (513) 200-1172 or email jleslie@harrisonohio.gov.