The Water Reclamation Division of the Public
Service Department is responsible for the treatment of the City’s
residential, commercial and industrial wastewater that is conveyed to
the 5.0 mgd treatment facility via the City’s sanitary sewer
Along with the removal of conventional
pollutants, such as suspended solids (SS) and carboneous biological
demand (CBOD), the treatment process is also designed for the chemical
removal of phosphorus and the biological removal of ammonia from the
waste stream. The cleaned water is then discharged into the
Cuyahoga River by means of a permit issued by the Ohio EPA.
The pollutants (bio-solids) which have been
removed from the waste stream are biologically stabilized through the
anaerobic digestion process and trucked to a land reclamation project
in Barberton, Ohio to be beneficially recycled.
In addition to the operation and maintenance of
the treatment facility, division personnel are also responsible for
the operation and maintenance of nine pumping stations located
throughout the City.