The City of Piqua, Ohio’s wastewater treatment system is responsible for treating all wastewater prior to discharge to the Great Miami River. The treatment plant currently has the capacity to treat 4.5 million gallons of wastewater per day, and treats an average of 3.59 million gallons a day, equating to 79% of the design flow. The system is also responsible for over 120 miles of sanitary sewers and 6 pumping stations throughout Piqua. A 2012 study commissioned by the city found the current plant would not be able to keep up with growing demand, and also noted numerous pieces of equipment at or exceeding their useful lives, prompting questions on if it could continue to comply with Ohio EPA regulations
Early in 2015, the city secured financing to build a brand new facility just north of town off Ohio State Route 66. This new, state of the art plant will now be able to treat 6.75 million gallons of wastewater per day, and ensure continued compliance to all EPA requirements. Also included in the project is a new chemical building, filter building, administration offices, sediment basins, and associated pump stations. Woolace Electric has been contracted to complete installation of all electrical systems, including system controls and system integration for all new facilities. The project is in the beginning stages of development, and is expected to be completed in 2017.