New subdivisions constructed since 2002 have been constructed with separate storm and sanitary storm sewer lines. Storm sewer drains in these areas have imprints to signify that the sewers are separated.
Areas of the city constructed before that time have combined storm and sanitary sewers. In the older areas of the city, where storm sewer separation projects have been completed, storm sewer medallions were attached to all street drains. In 2006, storm sewer medallions were attched ot all storm sewer drains in the city.
The storm sewer separation projects around the city are separating these two sewer systems. Storm sewer separation means that all water and waste generated from inside a house or building flows through the sanitary sewers to the waste water treatment plant. This effluent is treated and the clean water is drained into the river.
All water and debris that generates from outside buildings like rainwater, water from over watering lawns, pool water drained to the street enters directly into the storm water drains. This water flows directly to the river with no treatment before entering our watershed.
This water that flows directly into the watershed is of major concern to everyone. Anything that is drained onto the ground will flow into the groundwater and watershed. This is the water we drink. If we pollute it, we poison it.
If you see someone dumping items into a storm sewer such as:
- Grass clippings
- Pet waste
- Yard waste
Illegal Dumping Hotline at 419-872-8040 or
Perrysburg Police Division at 419-872-8001