Address


961 N. Water St.
Tiffin, OH
44883

Contact


Phone: (419) 448-5440
Emergency: (567) 207-6426
Fax: (419) 448-5441
Email: khughes@tiffinohio.gov

Hours


7:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Staff


Kevin Hughes, Class 3 operator and Class 1 Lab license
Plant Superintendent

Gary Gaietto, Class 1 Operator license
Mechanic

Steve Runion, Class 1 Operator license
Electrician

Chris Borer, Class 2 Operator license
Lab Technician

Dan Kuhn, Class 3 Operator and Class 1 Lab license
Lead Operator

Carey Correl, Class 2 operator license
Plant operator

Nick Borer, Class 2 Operator license
Pre-treatment Technician

Forms


Water Pollution Control Center


Mission

Our mission is to protect public health and the environment for our communities by providing high-quality wastewater treatment services in an effective, efficient, and responsive manner.

About

In 1936 the city decided to develop a plan for sewerage improvements because at the time the cities raw sewage poured directly into the Sandusky River. The study done by H.P. Jones and Company came to the conclusion the city needed to build a primary treatment plant. Not until 1955, however, were the recommendations followed and a primary treatment plant built. In 1964 the city realized it needed more thorough treatment of the sewage so it retained Floyd G Browne and Associates to study the problem. They determined the plant needed to add secondary wastewater treatment facilities and sludge filtration. At the time of this addition to the plant the estimated population was 40,000 people by the year 1990. In 1988 the city added a third digester to the sludge treatment and a chlorine building to house the cylinders of chlorine that are used to disinfect the water before it is discharged into the Sandusky river.The last upgrade was started in 2015 which included new mechanical bar screens and upgrading the aeration tanks with fine bubble diffusers and adding anoxic zones to help with nutrient removal. In 2017 the city reached an agreement with the Ohio EPA on its new Long Term Control Plan which include in it upgrading the wastewater treatment plant to be capable of handling flows up to 13MGD by adding another larger 80’ diameter secondary clarifier and a 13 million gallon equalization basin to help eliminate combined sewer overflow activations which dump raw sewage into the Sandusky River.

Additional Information

Plant Hours: 7am-2:30pm 7days/week
Leaf and brush is accepted between those hours every day
No grass, trash, or trees larger than 8” diameter
Mulch giveaway all year as long as supply lasts
Compost Giveaway starts October 1st every year
Tours available upon request

Storm Water Management

Fee Schedule 
Storm Water Management Program 
Chapter 909 of Codified Ordinances

Public Education and Outreach

The objective of the City's Public Education and Outreach program is to distribute education materials and provide educational information through the City's webpage to inform the community about the steps they can take to reduce storm water pollution and the impacts of storm water discharges. The City also informs individuals and groups on how to become involved in the storm water program through public outreach activities.

Asbestos Check Before You Wreck
Drug Free Drains
EPA - Small Lot SWPPP -
Ever Wonder Where It Goes?
It's A Toilet Not A Trashcan!
Stop Sewer Backups
Sustainability Starts At Your Sink
Too Cute to Pollute
Fertilizers and Pesticides
Household Waste
Pet Waste Disposal
Storm Drain Pollution Prevention
Vehicle Oil

Public Participation and Involvement

The City has implemented this Public Involvement/Participation program to actively involve the public in storm water related efforts and development/implementation of the SWMP. Public involvement with the SWMP is expected to result in a better understanding of storm water pollution issues and a broader public support which will provide significant benefits to the City's storm water quality.

Memorandum of Understanding - City of Tiffin and Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District (OSS)

Illicit Discharge

What is an Illicit Discharge?
Any direct or indirect non-storm water discharge to the MS4.

The Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) program is intended to detect and eliminate illicit discharges from the City's MS4 into the Sandusky River. The City uses a combination of mapping, monitoring, and control measures. Tiffin residents are informed of the hazards of illicit discharges and improper disposal of waste through web-based education about pollution control and storm water management themes. City staff will also be properly informed of the hazards of illicit discharges and improper disposal of waste in municipal operations through the implementation of a Good Housekeeping Program. As part of the SWMP, the City has developed ordinance language to effectively prohibit illicit discharges into the storm sewer system and implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions. A comprehensive storm sewer map will be updated annually to ensure an accurate representation of the MS4 system is being maintained. Dry weather screening will be performed to detect and address any illicit discharges to the MS4, including discharges from illegal dumping and spills. Mechanisms are currently in place through the Seneca County General Health District for investigating, tracing, and eliminating sources for illicit discharges from household sewage treatment systems. The City coordinates with the Seneca County General Health District to document all illicit discharge efforts the the IDDE program.

To report an Illicit Discharge please contact the City of Tiffin Public Works Department at 419-448-5430 between the hours of 7:00-3:00 or after hours please contact 419-447-2323.

Section 909.14 of the City of Tiffin Codified Ordinances Prohibition of Illicit Discharges
Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Tiffin and Seneca County General Health District

Permitting

- The Construction Site Runoff Control Program establishes the basis to control storm water runoff from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of 1 or more acres, or less than 1 acre of land as part of a larger development that will ultimately disturb 1 or more acres of land. The City of Tiffin Codified Ordinance Chapter 909 provides compliance requirements for erosion and sediment controls as well as pollution prevention practices at construction sites. The City of Tiffin Storm Water Management Program includes standard operating procedures and associated documents used to establish standards for enforcement of control measures through storm water permitting and enforcement escalation. The Construction Site Runoff Control SOP's include detailed procedures for Construction Site Runoff Control Permit Application review & approval, storm water site inspection, project closeout, and enforcement action and escalation. The application review & approval process is used to ensure storm water BMPs and control measures are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. The City Engineer also conducts site inspections for each active, permitted construction site on a routine basis or as necessary. If any of the sites are found to be out of compliance, the City Engineer requires remediation and corrective action through warnings, issuance of notice of violations, and stop work orders.
Construction Site Runoff Control Permit Flow Chart 
Construction Site Runoff Control Permit Application Review & Approval 
Site Inspection   
Project Closeout 
Enforcement Action & Escalation  
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Checklist 
Construction Site Runoff Control Permit Application 
Construction Site Runoff Control Storm Water Site Inspection Form 
Construction Site Runoff Control Notice of Termination (NOT) Form  
Post-Construction Inspection and Maintenance Agreement for Storm Water BMPs
Fee Schedule

Post Construction Storm Water Management

The Post-Construction Storm Water Management Program was developed to ensure that post-construction storm water best management practices (BMPs) are functioning as designed and permitted. The City of Tiffin requires that all owners of post-construction BMPs submit certified Storm Water BMP As-Builts along with an Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Agreement to the City Engineer. In addition, the Post-Construction Storm Water Management Program also includes standard operating procedures for long-term inspection and maintenance of permanent storm water facilties. This program includes SOP's and associated documents used to establish and enforce inspection & maintenance standards for post-construction storm water BMPs. The Post-Construction Storm Water Management SOPs include detailed procedures for inspection & maintenance agreements, annual reporting, and enforcement action and escalation. The City is authorized to request and collect facility inspection reports of post-construction storm water BMPs for inclusion into MS4 Annual Reports. In instances where BMPs are not in compliance, the City Engineer is authorized to conduct inspections and require corrective action through issuance of Notice of Violations

Post Construction Storm Water BMPs Annual Facility Report 
Annual Deadline for Submission March 1st

Inspection Checklists

Detention Pond/Wetland
Infiltration/Filtration/Bioretention
Open Channel
Vegetated Swale/Grass Channel

Water Pollution Control Center

Mission

Our mission is to protect public health and the environment for our communities by providing high-quality wastewater treatment services in an effective, efficient, and responsive manner.

Address


961 N. Water St.
Tiffin, OH
44883

Contact


Phone: (419) 448-5440
Emergency: (567) 207-6426
Fax: (419) 448-5441
Email: khughes@tiffinohio.gov

Hours


7:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Staff


Kevin Hughes, Class 3 operator and Class 1 Lab license
Plant Superintendent

Gary Gaietto, Class 1 Operator license
Mechanic

Steve Runion, Class 1 Operator license
Electrician

Chris Borer, Class 2 Operator license
Lab Technician

Dan Kuhn, Class 3 Operator and Class 1 Lab license
Lead Operator

Carey Correl, Class 2 operator license
Plant operator

Nick Borer, Class 2 Operator license
Pre-treatment Technician

Forms


About

In 1936 the city decided to develop a plan for sewerage improvements because at the time the cities raw sewage poured directly into the Sandusky River. The study done by H.P. Jones and Company came to the conclusion the city needed to build a primary treatment plant. Not until 1955, however, were the recommendations followed and a primary treatment plant built. In 1964 the city realized it needed more thorough treatment of the sewage so it retained Floyd G Browne and Associates to study the problem. They determined the plant needed to add secondary wastewater treatment facilities and sludge filtration. At the time of this addition to the plant the estimated population was 40,000 people by the year 1990. In 1988 the city added a third digester to the sludge treatment and a chlorine building to house the cylinders of chlorine that are used to disinfect the water before it is discharged into the Sandusky river.The last upgrade was started in 2015 which included new mechanical bar screens and upgrading the aeration tanks with fine bubble diffusers and adding anoxic zones to help with nutrient removal. In 2017 the city reached an agreement with the Ohio EPA on its new Long Term Control Plan which include in it upgrading the wastewater treatment plant to be capable of handling flows up to 13MGD by adding another larger 80’ diameter secondary clarifier and a 13 million gallon equalization basin to help eliminate combined sewer overflow activations which dump raw sewage into the Sandusky River.

Additional Information

Plant Hours: 7am-2:30pm 7days/week
Leaf and brush is accepted between those hours every day
No grass, trash, or trees larger than 8” diameter
Mulch giveaway all year as long as supply lasts
Compost Giveaway starts October 1st every year
Tours available upon request