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Lake County, Ohio - Utilities

Sanitary Sewer Division

    Our sewer team removes waste from the water before it treated and returned safely to Lake
    Erie.  T
    hey maintain over 500 miles of sanitary sewer lines and take the remaining sludge to
    be composted and distributed to local plant nurseries to grow our local economy.

    Hours: Open 24/7

    24/7 EMERGENCIES

    Tel: (440) 350-3431

    Gary L. Kron Water Reclamation Facility and
    System Maintenance area

    Tel: (440) 350-3432  

    Fax: (440) 350-3440 

    Madison Wastewater Treatment Facility 

    Tel: (440) 428-1794  

    Tel: (440) 428-2556 

    Fax: (440) 428-6450

    Wastewater treatment is provided by 2 major treatment plants and 4 package plants.

    Treatment Plants

    1.                       Gary L. Kron Water Reclamation Facility is a 20 million gallon a day (design
    capacity) facility located on Lakeshore Blvd. in Mentor. It provides wastewater treatment for
    the central portion of the county.

    2.                        Madison Wastewater Treatment Facility is a 5 million gallon a day (design
    capacity) facility located on Cashen Road in Madison Township. It provides wastewater
    treatment for most of the eastern portion of the County.

    o   Both of these major treatment facilities discharge their effluent to Lake Erie and are
    operated by treatment plant team members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Package Plants

    1.                       Heatherstone Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Riverside Dr. in
    Painesville Township, and provide service to several residential subdivisions in the central
    portion of the county between the east and west service areas. Our Heatherstone Plant
    discharges its effluent to the Grand River.

    2.                       Rio Grande Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Painesville-Warren
    Rd. in Concord Township, and provides service to the Rio Grande Subdivision.  In 2004,
    we received a Research and Development grant from the Ohio Water Development Authority
    for the installation of a Membrane Reactor (MBR) process as a demonstration of innovative
    technology to achieve improved treatment of wastewater serving residential subdivisions.
    At the time, the MBR facility was put into operation as the first of its kind in the State of Ohio.
    The MBR facility replaced the existing 30-year old activated sludge treatment plant.  Our
    Rio Grande Plant discharges its effluent to the Big Creek.

    3.                        Sunshine Acres Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Lester Rd. in Leroy
    Township, and provide service to a residential subdivision in Leroy Township. Our Sunshine
    Acres Plant discharges effluent to a tributary of East Creek.

    4.                        Dodd Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Dodds Landing Rd. in
    Willoughby Hills, and provides service to a residential subdivision in Willoughby Hills. 
    Our Dodd Hill Plant discharges its effluent to the Chagrin River. 

    o   Our Heatherstone, Rio Grande, Sunshine Acres and Dodd Hill Plants are fully automated;
     however, they require daily maintenance by the treatment plant team members.  They are
     all monitored on a full-time basis through a telemetry system that reports critical operational
     data to a receiving station at the water reclamation and treatment facilities.