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 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.
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
Paper Billing Information
When a customer wishes to establish new service or request change in service information the customer will automatically receive a paper bill in the mail on a quarterly basis. Bills are mailed around the middle of the month in February, May, August and November with payment due on the first Friday of the following month. The department will only bill full quarter charges and a one quarter in arrears. A prorated bill will be calculated for new home purchases with the bill settled at the closing transaction with the buyer being responsible for the next full quarterly bill after purchasing the home.
Payments must be exact, no partial payments will be accepted. The exact cash or check may be paid in person at the Treasurer’s office located at 301 N. Main St, Ste 203, Lima OH 45801, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Credit/Debit Card Payments are accepted either on our “Pay Bill Now” link or by calling 1-866-636-3868. There is a 2.5% convenience fee (minimum $2.00) charged by the vendor, not Allen County.