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Did you know...

One inch of rain falling on one acre of land is equal to about 27,154 gallons of water.

Nearly 97% of the world's water is saltwater or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is held in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just one percent for all of humanity's needs – agricultural, residential, manufacturing, and community needs.

Sources noted: FreshWater.org (taken from the United States Geological Survey.)

Clean Water Service was established in 1969 by E. Chester Wood. Prior to this, Mr. Wood had been employed by Marolf Hygienic Equipment, which was established in 1939. After gaining experience with the engineering and manufacturing of wastewater treatment plants, Mr. Wood began to see the need for a service company. The company's purpose was to provide customers with the proper technical support and maintenance to keep the treatment plants operating effectively.

Over the next several years, Mr. Wood was able to establish a strong reputation for excellent service and to develop the company until he retired in 1987. The business was then purchased by Thomas Kurfis, who designed and sold equipment needed to operate wastewater treatment plants. In March of 1997, Clean Water Service became incorporated. This allowed the business to expand its services and coverage, to include not only Northwest Ohio, but Southern Michigan and Northeast Indiana. Since then, CWS has grown even more and now offers treatment and servicing of Industrial Water, Potable Water and Aquatic Habitats.

Associations and Affiliations


Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce
Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society (MAPMS)
American Water Works Associations (AWWA)


Aquamaster Fountains & Aerators
Vertex Water Features (Floating fountains and lake aeration systems)
Pentair Pump Group (F.E. Myers)
Mar-Wood Waste Water Treatment Plants & Storage Tanks