|About||Responsible for the maintenance and operation of approximately 170 miles of sewer lines, 54 high pressure sewage lift stations and 150 LP Lift Stations.|
The Allen County Sanitary Engineering Department is split into two divisions, the Wastewater Treatment Division (WWTD) and the Wastewater Collection Maintenance Division (WWCMD), with the main office of the Sanitary Engineer coordinating the day to day operations.
The WWTD is responsible for the maintenance and operations of all wastewater treatment plants and the operations of the sludge management program. The WWTD operates three major treatment plants located in Bath, Shawnee and American Townships and three smaller package treatment plants located in Bath and Richland Townships.
The WWCMD is responsible for the maintenance and operation of approximately 170 miles of sewer lines, 54 high pressure sewage lift stations and 150 low pressure lift stations located within American, Auglaize, Bath, Jackson, Monroe, Perry, Richland and Shawnee Townships.
The County Sanitary Engineer derives authority through the Ohio Revised Code Section 6117. The code allows boards of County Commissioners to establish Sanitary Engineering departments for the purpose of preserving and promoting the public health and welfare. The Sanitary Engineer is responsible for the enforcement of all rules and regulations established by the Board of County Commissioners for the construction, maintenance, protection and use of sewers and sewer improvements in the county, including the establishment and use of connections of systems.