The Waste Water Treatment Facility, also one of the Public Works divisions, is located at 725 Poland Avenue and is a twenty-four hour a day operation. Superintendent Thomas Mirante can be reached at 330.742.8820 with any questions regarding their division.
Youngstown’s Waste Water Treatment Plant is ranked as one of the most modern in the country as a result of its innovative design for sludge handling. The capital investment made in 1989 to implement secondary treatment enabled the plant to meet modern EPA standards. The plant’s proper operation assures the clean and efficient processing of wastewater not only for customers in the City of Youngstown, but also to customers in other portions of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.
The Youngstown Waste Water Treatment Plant is located south of the Mahoning River near the central portion of the city. The total area served by the Plant covers 41,510 acres, including 14,480 in Mahoning County, and 7,465 in Trumbull County. The original plant was built in 1963, and provided primary treatment, flocculation, clarification and disinfection. In 1977, Congress passed the Clean Water Act requiring higher standards for wastewater plants. In 1984, construction began on modifications to the primary treatment system and a total rebuilding of the sludge disposal system. In 1985, construction began on the secondary treatment facilities which include a secondary pump station, trickling filters, activated sludge aeration system and miscroscreens. The construction was completed and dedicated on April 28, 1989.
The current Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant represents approximately $90 million in public infrastructure investment since the early 1960’s, including the $50 million secondary treatment plant completed in 1989. The projects were funded by the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies, the City of Youngstown and the Counties of Mahoning and Trumbull.