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Underground Utilities
Sewer Collection

Sanitary/Storm Foreman II – John Mentges
Fax: (937)-498-8150

Underground Supt:  Stephen Rhodes
Fax: (937)-498-8150

Secretary: Cindy Naseman
Fax: (937)-498-8150

The Sanitary Sewer Collection staff works out of the City's Service Center at 415 S. Vandemark Road.

This staff is responsible for the operation and maintenance on over 114 miles of sanitary sewers and over 9,000 service laterals. This staff also maintains six sewage lift stations: Plum Ridge, Hoewisher Rd, St. Rt. 47 East, St. Rt 47 West at Kuther Rd, Mason Road, and the Port Jefferson Pump Station. As part of the agreement with Honda, this staff also maintains over seven miles of force main originating from Honda of America's facility on Miranda Road. Staff also maintains the sewer system in Port Jefferson which includes 2 miles of force main.

On the average, the Sewer Maintenance staff cleans approximately 80,000 feet of sewer each year and responds to 240 service complaints per year. For added protection for the customer, the City owns and operates sewer-televising equipment to help identify problems in the collection system, to locate service laterals and televise new sanitary sewers constructed by developers. They perform between 1,500 and 3,000 utility locates for OUPS annually.

As an ongoing service, the City has installed odor control equipment at the Mason Rd Lift Station and the St. Rt. 47 Lift Station. This staff regularly maintains the odor control equipment and plans for the installation of new equipment at the other lift stations.

The Ohio EPA requires the City to implement Inflow & Infiltration Reduction Projects. The Sewer Maintenance staff during the summer months performs I/I  reduction work which includes: replacement of manholes with sealed frames & lids, smoke testing of the sewers to identify points of water intrusion, and televising of the City mains to identify broken, collapsed or separated sewer mains.

This staff is responsible in ensuring that all sewer related activities comply with Ohio EPA'S rules as it relates to the Clean Water Act. Sewer Maintenance activities  are some of the most dangerous activities in the City. This is due to the depths of the sewers to be maintained and the deadly gases emitted. This staff is highly safety sensitive and must undergo annual training on Confined Space Entry and SCBA uses.

The Sewer Maintenance staff also assists in the review of Development Plans and helps establish criteria for the safe and efficient installation of sanitary sewers. They also assist the Sewer I&I Department, Water Distribution & Metering Divisions as needed and snow plowing is also a part of their regular duties when needed.





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