City of Struthers is Now Struthers Water Pollution Control

The Struthers Waste Water Treatment Plant has morphed into the Struthers Water Pollution Control Facility. In addition to treating 4.5 million gallons of waste water per day and removing 500 tons of solid waste from the waste water flow. The now Water Pollution Control Facility also has assumed the implemntation of the Federally mandated storm water utility. The basis of the storm water utility are the six minimum control measures.

1. Public Education and Outreach
Distributing educational materials and performing outreach to inform citizens about the impacts polluted storm water runoff discharges can have on water quality.
2. Public Participation/Involvement
Providing opportunities for citizens to participate in program development and implementation, including effectively publicizing public hearings and/or encouraging citizen representatives on a storm water management panel
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Developing and implementing a plan to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system (includes developing a system map and informting the community about hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste).
4. Constructions Site Runoff Control
Developing, implementing and enforcing an erosion and sediment control program for construction activities that disturb 1 or more acres of land (controls could include silt fences and temporary storm water detention ponds).
5. Post-Construction Runoff Control
Developing, implementing and enforcing a program to address discharges of post-construction storm water runoff from new development and redevelopment areas. Applicable controls could include preventive actions such as protecting sensitives areas (e.g., wetlands) or the use of structural BMPs such as grassed swales or porous pavement.
6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
Developing and implementing a program with the goal of preventing or reducing pollutant runoff from municipal operations. The program must include municipal staff training on pollution prevention measures and techniques (e.g., regular street sweeping, reductions in use of pesticides or street salt, or frequent catch-basin cleaning).

City of Struthers Waste Water Treatment Plant

Struthers Wastewater Plant is a 6 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant located at 530 Lowellville Road. The plant and collection system is staffed by one Class IV Superintendent, one Class IV Assistant Manager, five Class III Operators, one Class II Operator, two Class I Operators, one Class III Chemist and six Maintenance Men.

The plant services over 25,000 people in Struthers, Poland, and parts of Boardman Township. The plant maintains 50 miles of Sanitary Sewer in Struthers and monitors 50 miles of sewer in the outlined areas mentioned above.

The annual budget is approximately $2 million dollars of which 64% is subsidized by Mahoning County.

Arrangements can be made for appointments, information, or any other inquiries by contacting the Plant Superintendent, Bob Gentile or the Assistant Plant Manager at (330) 755-9847 or fax us at (330) 755-9764. You may also send E-mail to WWP@CityofStruthers.com.

Activity The plant treats an average of 4.5 MGD per day, the plant also removes and treats over 500 tons of solid waste per year. The Lab performs approximately 6000 tests yearly. This includes small package plants and other treatment facilities that are under contract with our Lab. Collection System personnel maintains over 70 miles of sanitary sewer yearly, and maintains approximately 300 storm catch basins semi annually.

Special Programs The wastewater department operates an Industrial Monitoring Program which permits over 75 restaurants and monitors two major industrial discharges. The plant currently provides means for local septage haulers to dispose of residential septage.


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