Water Reclamation


A clean environment, affordably enjoyed by all, now and for the future.

Industrial Pretreatment Contact Information & Hours of Operation

The offices of the Industrial Pretreatment Program are located at the City's Water Reclamation Plant at 2800 Guthrie Road in Dayton, Ohio. Program staff can be reached at 937-333-1501 during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.). In the event of an after-hours emergency, contact the Department of Water 24-hour Emergency telephone number 937-333-4900.

View our Dayton Wastewater video to get a quick overview of the processes involved in reclaiming the 55 million gallons of wastewater that enter our plant every day.


Twenty-one full-time maintenance employees are responsible for keeping all of the mechanical and electrical equipment in service.

Laboratory Services

A team of five bacteriologist/chemists serve as the ‘eyes and ears' of the organization. They perform laboratory testing to insure NPDES permit compliance, provide operational data to the operators, and monitor industrial discharge customers for permit compliance and sewer use surcharges.


Two pretreatment coordinators and a four-member industrial monitoring group make sure that industrial sewer customers are meeting the limits of their discharge permits and paying fees proportionate to the wastewater treatment services they receive.


The administrative group does the paper-pushing required to monitor expenses, purchase equipment and supplies, manage the payroll, administer contracts, provide and document training and maintain all of the programs necessary to keep the plant operational.