Category: Sewer Utility

Wet Weather System Overview

Ever wonder what happens after you flush? The City of Springfield has a sanitary sewer system, consisting of pipes and treatment facilities to transport and treat wastewater. Wastewater is the used water that goes down toilets, sinks, and drains. Parts of the City are...
CSO Factsheet

CSO Factsheet

What are CSOs? Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are discharges of wastewater and stormwater from the combined sewer system that serves much of Springfield. Sewer overflows can occur at various discharge points along waterways when volume temporarily exceeds pipe...

Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program

This program regulates the commercial and industrial discharges to the collection system.  Industrial wastes can harmfully impact streams, damage sewers, and interfere with treatment plant operations; so industrial customers use pollution control technologies to...

Ohio EPA Permit

NPDES Permit As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The Ohio EPA issues a permit...