What We DoThe following are some of the functions performed by the GCDWR operators and maintenance crew towards our goal of providing the best service:•Routine inspection of all water and wastewater facilities•Perform chemical testing at different points of the wastewater process•Collect samples and transport them to the lab as required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by the Ohio EPA for each of our facilities•Our Maintenance crew maintains and ensures that all of our lines (110 miles) are free of obstructions and promptly respond to all customer complaints•Perform all necessary tests to ensure safety of the water distributed to our customers•Schedule and perform fire hydrant maintenance and flushing of water linesThe following are some of the functions performed by the GCDWR engineers, planning and administrators toward our goal of providing the best service:•Maintain over 6000 water and sewer accounts•Disburse over $4 million for operational expenses and over $8 million for construction•Comply with federal and state mandates regarded OSHA, ADA, wage rates, etc•Prepare financial reports and budget reports that are submitted to the State Auditors
Director: Douglas L. Bowen, P.E.This department reports to the County CommissionersWalter M. Claypool, Blake A. Rear, Ralph Spidalieri
The Geauga County Department of Water Resources is an organization under the authority of the Geauga Board of Commissioners. It is a self supporting department operating on revenues generated solely from service provided. Its operations must comply with all applicable Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's rules and regulations which are based on Federal clean water laws, as well as Ohio Revised Code chapters 6117 and 6103.Daily maintenance and operation of our facitilies are performed by state certified operators, supported by state certified laboratory, technicians, maintenance, administrative, and engineering staff properly trained and equipped to ensure that all water used and all wastewater treatment is in compliance with the above mentioned laws.