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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

7:30am - 4:00pm

Main Office:
3230 N. Cole St
Lima, OH 45801

RightLineWelcome 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.

Contact Info:
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

Wastewater Collection

William L. Horvath, Hired: Nov. 1981. Current Position: Superintendent, Wastewater Collection. My main responsibilities include the maintenance and operation of the sanitary sewer collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater Works, Ohio WPCA Class I Wastewater Analyst, OTCO Advanced Wastewater III Certificate, Class A CDL. Professional Associations: Water Environment Federation (WEF), Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA), American Water Works Association (AWWA).

 

Jim Hunsaker,Hired: May 2015. Current Position: Collection Supervisor. Direct, supervise and coordinate the activities of the wastewater collection operations as assigned by the Wastewater Collection Superintendent. Act as a liaison to the Wastewater Collection Superintendent during the planning, design and construction of wastewater collection capital improvements. Monitor division Operations and Maintenance as directed by Superintendent. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class I Collection, OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.


 

 

Lance Downey, Hired: Dec. 1994. Current Position: Lift Station Operator II. My main responsibility is to perform scheduled and routine maintenance of the sixty existing lift stations and E-One pump systems operated by the collection division. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class II Collection, OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Tom Steed, Hired Mar. 1987. Current Position: Lift Station Operator I. My main responsibility is to perform scheduled and routine maintenance of the sixty existing lift stations and E-One pump systems operated by the collection division. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class I Collection, OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Billy Horvath, Hired: August 2012. Current Position: Collection Operator I. My main responsibility is to perform preventative and routine maintenance on the collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Scott Stemen, Hired: Apr. 1995. Current Position: Wastewater Collection Operator II. My main responsibility is to perform preventative and routine maintenance on the collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Dyllan Burkheimer, Hired: March 2005. Current Position: Collection Operator I. My main responsibility is to perform preventative and routine maintenance on the collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Chris Wilson, Hired: May 2006. Current Position: Lift Station Operator II. My main responsibility is to perform scheduled and routine maintenance of the sixty existing lift stations and E-One pump systems operated by the collection division. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class II Collection, OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Jordan Ammon, Hired: September 2013. Current Position: Collection Operator I. Participate with maintenance personnel and other skilled personnel in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of various types of equipment or components as associated with the wastewater collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

 

Nick McDorman, Hired: September 2013. Current Position: Collection Operator I. Participate with maintenance personnel and other skilled personnel in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of various types of equipment or components as associated with the wastewater collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.

 

 

Shane Biss, Hired: August 2014. Current Position: Maintenance Worker. Participate with maintenance personnel and other skilled personnel in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of various types of equipment or components as associated with the wastewater collection systems. Licenses and Certifications: Class A CDL.