Contact Information

Defiance County Wastewater Operations
500 Second Street, Suite 102
Defiance, OH 43512

Greg Reinhart, Director
Janalee Rethmel, Clerk
Steven Yeager, Operator

P: (419) 782-2230
F: (419) 782-0450

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Defiance County Wastewater Operations

The Defiance County Wastewater Operations office oversees the operation of numerous wastewater collection and treatment facilities within Defiance County. There are approximately 800 households served.

The Defiance County Wastewater Operations Office also oversees the following operations:

  • Billing Office (billing, collection, and accounting)
  • Sampling program
  • Laboratory
  • Data collection and reporting
  • General office operation
  • Contract operations of Paulding County collection system

Collection Systems

The Collection System of Defiance County currently consists of the following:

  • 98,000 feet of sanitary sewers, forcemain, and small diameter pipe
  • 15 main pumpstations
  • 64 grinder pump units
  • Approximately 275 manholes

Treatment System

The Treatment System of Defiance County currently consists of the following:

  • 4 wastewater treatment plants, designed to treat 296,000 gallons per day (components include: trash traps, barscreens, comminutors, secondary aeration and clarifier tanks, rotary blowers, sludge digesters, sandfilters, disinfection facilities, flow monitoring, and lagoons)


Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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