The Village of Hartville operates a Wastewater Treatment Plant serving the Village's businesses and approximately 2,300 residents. The plant is currently rated for an average daily flow of 0.60 million gallons per day. The Board of Public Affairs oversees the management of the waste water treatment plant.


Waste Water Treatment Plant Information

Plant Manager
Jim Baxter 330.877.2861
565 Wales Drive
Hartville, OH 44632
Email: jbaxter@hartvilleoh.com

Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Sewer Use Code 2012


NEW FACILITY - Construction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant expansion started in May, 2013. The project was awarded to Jack Gibson Construction in Warren, Ohio.


Sanitary Sewer Backup 
To report possible sanitary sewer overflows, please call the Waste Water Treatment Plant at 330.877.2861.


Caring for the Plumbing
To help keep costs down for you and our village, please be aware that the following items should NEVER be flushed or put down a drain:

Wipes, Paper towels, Disposable diapers, Cotton balls/swabs, Cigarette butts, Dental floss, Fats/oils, Personal care products, Chemicals, Non-flushable feminine hygiene products, Pets (goldfish, hamsters...), Condoms, Large food items, Cat litter, Medical supplies.


For Those with Septic Systems:
Many homes throughout Stark County and the Hartville area have a type of septic system that requires the use of an aerator. There are many types of aerators in use, but all follow the same basic principles.

1. An aerator requires the use of a motor to bring air into the system and create good bacteria known as aerobic bacteria. This bacteria breaks down sewage, producing a clean effluent. If you have an aerator, check often to ensure that the motor is running properly. You should be able to hear your aerator when standing beside it, and you can also feel vibrations if you put your hand on it.

2. An aerator cannot do its job unless it is turned on. With little exception, aerators are designed to run continuously and should not be turned off or allowed to run off of a timer. An aerator that is not permitted to run is most likely discharging raw sewage and is a hazard to public health. Accordingly, this would also be a violation of state and local laws.

3. A properly functioning aerator also requires regular maintenance. Service contracts are available from the aerator’s registered service provider(s). A list of registered service providers is available at http://www.starkhealth.org. Remember that even with the motor running, lack of maintenance will cause the system to discharge poorly treated effluent.

4. Never bury your aerator lids. The lids are necessary to access your aerator to perform maintenance, and also important to bring air into the aerator which sustains the good aerobic bacteria.

Within the Stark County Health Department’s Phase II Stormwater Program, septic systems (including aerators) are being checked to ensure that they are functioning properly. This includes confirming that the motor is running, the effluent quality is acceptable, and the system is operating as designed. If you have any questions regarding your aerator or septic system in general, please contact the Stark County Health Department and ask to speak to a Phase II Stormwater Specialist.