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

Administrative Office

Stephen M. Kayatin, Hired December 1, 1988 as the Assistant Sanitary Engineer. Promoted to Sanitary Engineer on August 1, 1991. The Allen County Sanitary Engineer is responsible for operation, maintenance and capital planning for all sanitary sewer extensions outside of the areas of the municipal corporation limits of the county. The Sanitary Engineer is also responsible for the planning and construction of all waterline extensions as they may apply to Section 6103 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Sanitary Engineer may also be involved with the project management of economic development projects on an as assigned basis.
Brad Niemeyer, Hired: July 2002. Current Position: Assistant Sanitary Engineer. My main responsibilities include providing technical assistance to the wastewater treatment and wastewater maintenance divisions, managing all major capital improvements and assessment projects, and coordinating all project and subdivision drawings for review and approval. I review all contracts and agreements to be executed by the Board of County Commissioners as it pertains to the Allen County Sanitary Engineering Department. I also serve as a representative for the Department at local, state and federal meetings and seminars.
Eric Trachsel, Hired: July 2011. Current Position: Engineering Assistant I. Perform basic engineering, data gathering and investigation work in the field and office as it relates to project and customer service related tasks, provide basic computer and networking assistance for the department. Responsible for the maintenance of the department Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System (GIS/GPS) system.
Tammy Ammon, Hired: May 2010. Current Position: Administrative Assistant. My primary responsibilities are to perform administrative duties for the department that include managing the sewer billing account system, human resources administration, payroll and assisting with project administration. My secondary responsibility is to provide as a back-up to the duties of the Fiscal Specialist.
Jim Lee, Hired Dec. 1992. Current Position: Inspector and Safety Coordinator. My main responsibility is to conduct all construction inspections for the department. I also function as the department’s liaison in matters such as construction change orders and property owner disputes. Licenses and Certifications: Journeyman Plumber, Low Pressure Boiler Operator.
Brandy Aller, Hired: February 2016. Current Position: Office Assistant. My primary responsibilities are to perform office administrative duties for all departmental staff. My duties include assisting with project correspondence, managing inventory, filing, receptionist and telephone operations, purchasing office supplies, sewer and water permitting, and records management. I am the primary backup to the Fiscal Specialist for payable and accounting related activity, and to the Administrative Assistant for sewer billing and completion of miscellaneous administrative tasks. I also make edits to the website.
Jodi Wells, Hired: Nov. 1990. Current Position: Fiscal Specialist I. My main responsibility consists of paying all operation and maintenance bills for our department. Some of my other duties include preparing/assisting with the budget and assisting with the quarterly sewer billing. Assist with debt related activities including loan applications, draws and accounting activities. I handle the preparation and maintenance of the department’s web site. In addition, I also handle all of the training and travel requests for the department.