Wastewater Treatment Plant

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, Superintendent
201 Herbstritt Court
419-738-2418
In the early 1800’s, the pristine waters of the Auglaize River supported a myriad of fish and wildlife, and provided an essential source of sustenance to tribes of the great Shawnee Indian nation led by Chiefs Blue Jacket and Blackhoof.

After years of continual degradation by growing urban populations, the Auglaize River has just recently begun to recover its original beauty. Today, the portion of the Auglaize near Wapakoneta is nearly as fertile a fishing ground as two centuries ago, and provides residents with other recreational opportunities as well, including boating and water skiing.

The recovery of the Auglaize River, though, has hardly been accidental. Dedicated City officials worked for more than a decade to ensure that wastes from Wapakoneta residents and businesses are properly treated before merging with the river.

Wapakoneta’s forefathers built the City’s first wastewater treatment plant in 1936 and improved it to greater capacity and better treatment capability in 1952. Since then, the federal government passed the Clean Water Act of 1972, requiring all surface waters in the United States to be fishable and swimmable by 1985. In addition, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was created to regulate pollution sources and enforce the Clean Water Act. The offer of 75 to 85 percent federal funding for planning, design and construction of publicly-owned wastewater works was the impetus for Wapakoneta officials to initiate steps leading to modernization and expansion of the City’s wastewater treatment plant, and other sewer system improvements.

Following nearly a decade of planning and design, ground was broken and construction begun on major improvements to the Wapakoneta wastewater treatment plant in 1982. Just two years later, the new facilities became fully operational. In addition to expanded wastewater flow capacity, the plant features the latest technologies for providing advanced secondary level treatment of wastewater, including removal of phosphorous and nitrogen which are polluting nutrients.

Funding for the construction of the plant improvements was shared by the City of Wapakoneta and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Two-thirds of the construction was eligible for 75 percent federal funding, with the other third eligible for 85 percent federal funding under the EPA Innovative and Alternative Technology Program. The city’s share amounted to approximately $2.2 million of the $10.3 million required to construct the plant improvements. City officials are proud that the newly modernized plant will be able to meet Wapakoneta’s needs for the next several decades, and that they are helping to fulfill the goal of clean water for future generations of Americans.

Weather Data

CSO NOTIFICATIONS

 

May 16, 2019

An overflow occurred 5/16/19 at the Hamilton CSO site. Per the notification plan I have included the following:

  • The body of water receiving the discharge: Auglaize River
  • Which CSO is discharging and the potentially impacted public access area: Site 004 Hamilton Street Bridge CSO
  • Date and time the discharge started and stopped if the event has ended: Start 5/16/19 approximately 12:33 pm ended 5/17/19 at 9:10 am
  • Who the CSO permittee was in contact with: Curtis Anderson, Auglaize Health Department and Floyd Gregg SSD City of Wapakoneta
  • The measured or estimated volume of the discharge: 5.574 MG
  • The approximate time the discharge ended: 9:10 am

Per CSO notification this has been notified within 24 hrs of the event and will be posted on the City’s website. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the office during regular business hours.

 

Apr 25, 2019

An overflow occurred 4-25-19 at the Heritage Park CSO site. Per the notification plan I have included the following:

  • The body of water receiving the discharge: Auglaize River
  • Which CSO is discharging and the potentially impacted public access area: Site 003 Heritage Park CSO
  • Date and time the discharge started and stopped if the event has ended: Start 4-25-19 approximately 10:50 pm and ended 4-26-19 approximately 5:14 am.
  • Who the CSO permittee was in contact with: Curtis Anderson, Auglaize Health Department and Floyd Gregg SSD City of Wapakoneta
  • The measured or estimated volume of the discharge: 1.364 MGD
  • The approximate time the discharge ended: 5:14 am

An overflow occurred 4-25-19 at the Hamilton CSO site. Per the notification plan I have included the following:

  • The body of water receiving the discharge: Auglaize River
  • Which CSO is discharging and the potentially impacted public access area: Site 004 Hamilton Street Bridge CSO
  • Date and time the discharge started and stopped if the event has ended: Start 4-25-19 approximately 10:30 pm.
  • Who the CSO permittee was in contact with: Curtis Anderson, Auglaize Health Department and Floyd Gregg SSD City of Wapakoneta
  • The measured or estimated volume of the discharge:
  • The approximate time the discharge ended: 4-26-2019 at 4:30 am

Per CSO notification this has been notified within 24 hrs of the event and will be posted on the City’s website. No follow up notification will happen since the event has ended. If you have any questions of concerns please feel free to contact me at the office during regular business hours.

 

 

Feb 12, 2019

An overflow has occurred on 2/12/2019 at the Hamilton CSO site. Per the notification plan I have included the following:

  • The body of water receiving the discharge: Auglaize River
  • Which CSO is discharging and the potentially impacted public access area:

Site 004 Hamilton Street Bridge CSO

  • Date and time the discharge started and stopped if the event has ended:

Start 2/12/2019 at 5:43 am Ended 8:00 pm 2/12/2019

  • Who the CSO permittee was in contact with: Curtis Anderson, Auglaize Health Department and Floyd Gregg SSD City of Wapakoneta
  • The measured or estimated volume of the discharge: 6.348MGD
  • The approximate time the discharge ended: 8:00 PM 2/12/2019

Per CSO notification this has been notified within 24 hrs of the event and will be posted on the City’s website. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Waste Water Treatment Plant during regular business hours.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

by | May 21, 2018

Tom Stinebaugh, Mayor

701 Parlette Court  |  Wapakoneta, OH 45895   |  419-738-3011

Mailing Address:
City of Wapakoneta, PO Box 269, Wapakoneta OH 45895-0269