Sanitary/Storm Foreman II – John Mentges
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.