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Engineering and Utilities Department Print E-mail

The Engineering and Utilities Department provides the many of services to the citizens of Ashland. The Director is Ryan S. Eastwood, P.E. who is also City Engineer. The department offices are located in Suite 408 of the City Building, which is located at 1700 Greenup Avenue. The telephone number is 327-2008. The office is open from 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. The Director’s office directs the activities of all divisions and may be contacted for assistance in resolving any concerns or problems with services provided. The Department of Engineering and Utilities is involved in all construction throughout the City, public or private.

ENGINEERING:
The many duties of the Engineering Division include maintaining right of way records, keeping City maps current, preparing plans and drawings for projects, assigning addresses within the City, reviewing building plans prior to permits being issued, and performing surveys for City projects.  Engineering offices are also located in Suite 408 of the City Building and may be reached by calling 327-2008.

WATER PRODUCTION:
The water plant is a 24-hour operation 7 days per week. The plant averages over 9 million gallons per day with a capacity of 24 million gallons. In addition to the water produced for the Ashland distribution system, some water produced at the plant is sold to neighboring systems. The plant superintendent  may be reached at 327-2058. Water problems may be reported to the plant on weekends and after normal business hours. The plant meets all state and federal requirements for water production and is monitored by government agencies on a regular basis to maintain the operation permit.

WATER DISTRIBUTION:
The responsibilities of the division include the installation and maintenance of water mains. Water is distributed using a series of holding tanks and water pump stations. The office for this division may be reached by calling 327-2041 between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. This division must meet all government regulations for the distribution of water.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION:
The responsibilities of the division include the installation and maintenance of sewer mains. Wastewater is collected from within and outside of the city of Ashland. Wastewater is then transferred to the Wastewater Treatment Plant through a series of sewer pump stations and forcemains. The office for this division may be reached by calling 327-2039 between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. This division must meet all government regulations for the collection of wastewater.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND PLANT:
The treatment plant processes all wastewater pumped in through the collection system. The treated water is tested and must meet all state and federal standards before being released into the Ohio River. The plant is monitored by government agencies, which regulate its operating permit. Pretreatment monitors incoming waste from industrial, commercial and other sanitation districts to determine to type and strength of wastewater coming into the plant. Surcharges may be imposed on those users if they do not meet permitted usage. The treatment plant is a 24-hour per day operation and may be reached by calling 327-2064 for operations or 327-2063 for Pretreatment.

METER SERVICES:
The Meter Services Division reads water meters, turns water on for new customers, turns water off whenever a customer has a problem or is moving, replaces water meters, and turns water off for non-payment. Meter Services may be reached between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at 327-2019. After hours water problems should be reported by calling 327-2058.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 13:47