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Public Meeting Notice

The Franklin County Department of Sanitary Engineering will be hosting  a public meeting to discuss the Oakhurst Knoll Wastewater Treatment and Century Acres Wastewater Treatment Plant Conversion Project. These projects will replace over two wastewater treatment centers with force main and pump stations.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 at 6pm at the Franklin County Memorial Hall, 280 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Sewer Smoke Testing: Taylor Estates Service Area Only!

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing - Monday, August 8, 2016

As part of the Department's area-wide Sewer System Evaluation Study (SSES) to assess the sanitary sewer system serving Franklin County customers, the County has contracted with local engineering firm Brown and Caldwell to perform a sanitary sewer smoke test in the Taylor Estates Service Area, Plain Township.

Sewer Cleaning

The Sanitary Engineer must clean its sewer system regularly to ensure it functions properly to protect public health and the environment. Refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn what you need to know about this important work being performed both County staff and hired vendors.

Commissioners Receive Report on Water, Sewer Operations

The Franklin County Commissioners have received a report on a contracted review of the county’s Department of Sanitary Engineering, which provides water and sewer service to about 7,000 county residents.  The commissioners contracted in April with Raftelis Financial Consultants to provide the professional review, which covered operations, costs of service, contractual agreements, and rates, among other topics.

The complete 108-page report may be downloaded below.

Water Quality Reports

The Department of Sanitary Engineering is responsible for providing a safe and dependable supply of drinking water to 40,000 residents in Franklin County.

Each year the department is required to provide a Water Quality Report for each district that provides a scientific analysis of the water to its customers.

Here are the reports for 2014:

New Water and Sewer Discount Program for Low Income Residents

The Franklin County Commissioners have approved a discount program for low-income water and sewer customers. The Department of Sanitary Engineering provides water and sewer service to approximately 40,000 residents. The Low Income Water and Sewer Discount Program will offer a 20% discount on charges for water and sewer usage to customers who meet certain income requirements.


The Sanitary Engineer provides safe water and sewer services for the residents of Franklin County in order to protect both our environment and our standard of living.

John O'Grady President
Paula Brooks
Marilyn Brown