Division of Water Reclamation

Patekka Pope-Bannister
Commissioner of Plant Operations

Bay View Treatment Plant
Mike Schreidah, Administrator

3900 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43611
Phone: 419-727-2602
Fax: 419-936-2161



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.


  1. Meet or exceed all Regulatory Agency Compliance Measures: OEPA Regulations for Clean Air Act, Biosolids and NPDES Permit.
  2. Make improvements to the anaerobic Digester system.
  3. Complete the phosphorus removal optimization plan.
  4. Continue the optimization process of the SCADA system to remote pump stations.
  5. Complete the design and construction phases of Toledo Waterways Initiative projects to meet Consent Decree deadlines. 


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.


  • 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 the construction of the Highland Park Pump Station project.