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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Lucas County Renames the Lucas County Maumee River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Monclova Township, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners unanimously approved the new name of the Lucas County Maumee River Wastewater Treatment Plant at their regularly scheduled commission meeting today. The plant will now be titled the Lucas County Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). The facility is located at 5758 N. River Rd. in Monclova Township.

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners offered this statement: “We are committed to providing the highest quality of services to our community and protecting the environment at the same time. This name change emphasizes our commitment to public health, water quality, and sustainability while educating the community on water reclamation and alternative energy.”

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization that represents water quality professionals around the world, has recommended that all waste water treatment plants be re-designated as water resource recovery facilities. The WEF focuses on changing the public’s perception of wastewater treatment on a global scale.

The Lucas County Water Resource Recovery Facility is a regional water treatment facility that serves many western Lucas County Townships as well as Maumee, Sylvania, Waterville, Whitehouse, and Holland. The Board of Lucas County Commissioners has implemented advanced technologies to not only benefit public health but to also provide more sustainable practices for the environment by extracting resources from the wastewater. The WRRF cleans the water, utilizes methane gas to run the generators that produce electric energy for the facility, and produces biosolids that are later used for land application to enrich soil. The County is currently evaluating additional energy extraction and water reuse initiatives.

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