Wastewater Treatment Plant
355 E. Water Street
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
TO REPORT WASTEWATER EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL:
CALL 419-898-0517 DURING WORKING HOURS OR AFTER HOURS THE OAK HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 419-898-2055.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant has been in operation since 1958, with major upgrades in 1975, 1989 and 2000 and an upcoming EPA mandated project which includes a storm sewer installation and the construction 5-million gallon storage basin. This project is estimated to cost about $3,000,000.00. The present average flow into the Portage River is 750,000 gallons a day on a dry day and up to 2 – 4 million on rainy day.
The primary responsibility of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is to protect the environment by ensuring the wastewater from the Village entering the Portage River is as clean as the plant equipment and technology allows. The Federal and State EPA mandates the degree of treatment the Wastewater Plant must achieve.
The Village is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Ottawa County Salem Sewer District Collection System. This sewer line extends from the Village limits, east along State Route 163 to the Ottawa County Fair Grounds, servicing homes, county buildings and the Lakewinds Industrial Park.
The Division Wastewater currently has (2) operators and a superintendent. EPA State certified licenses are held by employees of the Department.