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
American – Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant
Richard L. Boerger, Hired: Dec. 1998. Current Position: Wastewater Treatment Superintendent. My main responsibilities include oversight of the American Bath Wastewater Treatment Facility, Capital Improvement Projects as directed by the Assistant Sanitary Engineer, Plant/Projects Accounts Payable Review and Approval, Staff Development, and Customer Relations. Licenses and Certifications: BS University of Findlay, Ohio, Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater Works, OTCO Advanced Wastewater Certificate, Ohio WPCA Class I Wastewater Analyst. Professional Associations: American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA).
Jeff Bassitt, Hired: May 1986. Current Position: Chief Plant Operator, Wastewater Treatment. My main responsibilities include providing process control testing, compiling operating data and generating required reports. I also schedule daily operation and maintenance routines and assist in maintaining plant equipment. Licenses and Certifications: Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater Works, OTCO Advanced Wastewater Certificate, Ohio WPCA Class I Wastewater Analyst, Class A CDL. Professional Associations: Water Environment Federation (WEF), Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA).
Trey MacDonald, Hired: September 2012. Current Position: WWT Operator III. My responsibilities include the daily operations & maintenance for the American Bath WWTP.