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 two smaller package treatment plants located in Auglaize and Richland Townships.

The WWCMD is responsible for the maintenance and operation of approximately 172 miles of gravity sewer lines, 48 miles of pressure sewer lines, 3665 manholes and 443 force main structures located within American, Auglaize, Bath, Jackson, Marion, Monroe, Perry, Richland, Shawnee and Sugar Creek 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

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 November 2003. Current Position: Chief Plant Operator. Duties include observing variations in operating conditions and interpret analytical test results to determine process control requirements / changes that may be used by the WWTS. Assist in generating monthly operational reports, keep accurate records up to date and produce reports as required by management.
Jordan Ammon, Hired: September 2013. Current Position: WWT Operator I. My responsibilities include the daily operations & maintenance for the Shawnee II WWTP.
Licenses and Certifications: OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL, Wastewater Collection 2 License, Wastewater Treatment 1 License.
Scott Stemen, Hired: Apr. 1995. Current Position: Wastewater Collection Operator II. My main responsibility is to perform preventative and routine maintenance for the Shawnee II WWTP Licenses and Certifications: OTCO Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate, Class A CDL.