Wastewater Treatment

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The City of Wadsworth Wastewater Treatment Plant employees’ goal is to maintain or improve the quality of the receiving stream by insuring a quality effluent through smart operations. The treatment plant has nine employees who are all licensed Professional Operators through the State of Ohio EPA. These employees include the Superintendent, one Chief Operator, one Plant Operator I, four Plant Operator II, one Lab Technician, and one Maintenance Mechanic. 

The plant is a Class IV facility that is designed for an average daily flow of 5 million gallons per day (MGD) and a peak daily flow of 10 MGD. In 2020, the average daily flow was 3.78 MGD. A total of 1,381,304,000 gallons of treated wastewater (effluent) was discharged into River Styx in 2020. 

The City is issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit through Ohio EPA that regulates the amount of pollutants that can be discharged to River Styx. The City also has Rules; Regulations that set forth local rules for industrial, commercial, and residential customers.