The Wastewater Treatment Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Department also includes the Collection Sanitary Sewer Systems which maintains 159 miles of sanitary sewers and 5 lift stations that transport wastewater to the facility.This facility was originally built in 1959 and sits on a 16 acre site on the City's southeastern border, next to the Cleveland Metroparks. Expanded in 1973 and again in 1986, an upgrade of both the collection system and the plant is currently in final design phase. The plant is designed to treat 7 million gallons of wastewater per day. The Wastewater Treatment Department operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with an average daily dry weather flow of 3.5 million gallons of wastewater The Collection Systems staff responds to residential and industrial sanitary sewer problems ranging from flooded basements to odor complaints.
RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY
A good working relationship with the Cleveland Metroparks is essential. Outdoor education in Cleveland Metroparks also means recreation – from backpacking and canoeing to swimming and fly-fishing. North Olmsted's outfall contributes to the preservation of the Rocky River. Through strengthening this relationship, we uphold the mission of conservation, education, and recreation.