Division of Water Reclamation
Commissioner of Plant Operations
Bay View Treatment Plant
Alan Ruffell, Administrator
3900 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43611
about the plant
The Bay View treatment plant is one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in Northwest Ohio. The facility, located near the mouth of the Maumee River, provides treatment services to an area of approximately 100 square miles. Approximately 84 square miles of this area is located within the City of Toledo. Other areas served by the Bay View include the City of Rossford, the Villages of Walbridge and Ottawa Hills, and portions of Wood County, Lucas County and the Village of Northwood. The population of the service area is approximately 400,000.
The Toledo area wastewater collection system is composed of combined sanitary and storm sewers in the older sections of the city, and separate sanitary sewers in the newer areas. The wastewater flow is delivered to Bay View through three main interceptors. The Ten Mile interceptor gathers sewage from the northern sections of the city and Village of Ottawa Hills. The West Side interceptor serve the central business district and the southwest section of the city. Collection of the sanitary waste generated by the east of the Maumee River is accomplished by the East Side interceptor.
The Bay View facility is responsible for the interceptor sewers, four large pump stations, 35 small lift stations and 33 combined sewer overflow regulators. The four large pump stations include Bay View, East Side, Reynolds Road, and Windermere. Nine of the small lift stations are storm water stations and 26 sanitary lift stations.
The wastewater discharged into the wastewater system is generated by three main sources: industrial, domestic/commercial and extraneous flow. Flow contributions from these sources are respectively 21%, 30% and 49%. The extraneous flow constitutes a significant portion of the waste volume and originates from the antiquity of some sewers and the effect of the combines sewers.
To protect and enhance public health, property and the environment through the efficient and progressive treatment of wastewater in compliance with the State of Ohio and National Standards.
- Operate in compliance with state and federal EPA regulations.
- Complete replacement of the Dorr Street storm water pump station.
- Complete the design of the Toledo Waterways Initiative Ottawa River storage basin.
- Complete the design and begin construction of the Secondary Improvement program.
- Complete the design of the Detroit Avenue storm water pump station.
Key Measures of Performance for Water Reclamation
Employee performance is measured by compliance with State and Federal EPA permit requirements. Performance in the maintenance section is further measured by the amount of equipment in service, and the time that down equipment is out of service.
Awards and Achievements
- Received a Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for zero EPA violations.
- Operated Co-Generation facility which burns Hoffman Road Landfill methane gas and digester gas to create electricity for the plant.
- Operated the Wet Weather Facility capable of treating chemically 200+ million gallons of sewage per day during heavy rain events.
- Completed renovation of the Mechanical and Electrical building.
- Completed the construction of the Maumee Street storage basin as required by the Consent Decree.