Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm
3230 N. Cole St
Lima, OH 45801
Welcome to the Sanitary Engineering Department
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.
Main Office: (419) 996-4670
Fax: (419) 229-3297
After-hours Emergency: (888) 229-9645
Sewer Billing: (419) 996-4683
Accounts Payable: (419) 996-4680
Sewer Maintenance: (419) 996-4670
American/Bath WWTP: (419) 225-8048
American #2 WWTP: (419) 996-4696
Shawnee #2 WWTP: (419) 999-3941
GovDeals Inquiries: (419) 996-4678
Meet the Department
Shawnee 2 – Wastewater Treatment Plant
Mike Santaguida, Hired: May 1995. Current Position: Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, Shawnee II Wastewater Treatment Plant. My main responsibilities include process control testing, sample collection, and generating EPA reports. I also oversee daily operation, create the maintenance schedule, and assist in the maintenance on equipment. Licenses and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management, Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater License, OTCO Advanced Wastewater Certificate, Ohio EPA Wastewater Class II Collection License, and a Class A CDL. Professional Organizations: Ohio Water Environment Association.
Wes Hites, Hired: Nov. 2003. Current Position: Chief Plant Operator. My responsibilities include overseeing and performing daily operations and maintenance for Shawnee II WWTP. I also perform process control testing and prepare reports required by the Ohio EPA. Licenses and Certificates: Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater Works, Ohio EPA Class III Water Supply, OTCO Basic and Advanced Wastewater Certification, OTCO Basic Water Supply Certification, Cleveland Advanced Water Class. Ohio Licensed Paramedic and a Class A CDL.
David Shrider, Hired: Nov. 1999. Current Position: Wastewater Treatment Operator III. Licenses and Certifications: OEPA Class II WWC license, OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.
Dan Mathewson, Hired: March 1992. Current Position: Class II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator / Maintenance Mechanic. My responsibilities include the operations & maintenance of the Shawnee II WWTP and utilizing state of the art computer software for tracking preventive and corrective maintenance task. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Works, OTCO Basic Wastewater Certificate, Class A CDL w/HazMat.