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Sewer and Wastewater

Current monthly charge is $76.75/EDU payable by the 15th of the month.  A drop box is located on the north side of the town square for your convenience. You may also mail payment to be received by the 15th of the month to Village of Hartford Sewer Department  P.O. Box 23, Croton, OH 43013 

EDU is short for "Equivalent Dwelling Unit."  It is the minimum monthly fee for any home, apartment or business unit.  Larger users are assigned additional EDU’s.

  • The Village maintains approximately 4,703 lineal feet of four inch PVC service laterals, 18,195 feet of 8 inch PVC sewer pipe, 6,891 feet of force main, and 2 main lift pump stations.
  • The Village of Hartford services all buildings within the village limits plus the Hartford Fairgrounds.
  • The treatment process at the Hartford Wastewater Treatment Plant consists of an extended aeration package plant, ultraviolet disinfection and post aeration.
  • The new plant was constructed to allow Village of Hartford to meet current and future EPA regulations. The facility will also allow for future development.

What not to flush or pour down drains of our Waste Water System

When you use your toilet, shower, sinks, garbage disposal, washing machine or dishwasher, wastewater leaves your home through pipes
that connect to the village sewer system. 

Many materials frequently flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that connect your house to the sewers, as well as the village sewer system.

Every property owner connected to the village sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, and a potential victim of those problems. Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, cause sewer backups in your home, and sewer releases into the environment.
Anyone who uses the village sewer system should be responsible for what they flush or pour down drains.

Basically, the only thing you should ever flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper.

Here is a list of some of things to keep out of the toilet. Don't Flush These!!

  • disposable diapers
  • tampons
  • cotton balls and swabs
  • mini or maxi pads 
  • unused medications (put original containers in a plastic zip-lock bag, throw the bag in the trash)
  • condoms
  • cleaning wipes of any kind
  • facial tissue
  • bandages and bandage wrappings

In the kitchen, do not put Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) down the drain, or into the garbage disposal. Grease in sewer pipes causes sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the village. 

Never pour grease into your sink drain

Try to use your garbage disposal less often.

Courtesy of the Village of Sunburyz

Flushable wipes clogging sewer systems

WASHINGTON — Next time you go to toss that flushable wipe in the toilet, you might want to consider a request from your sewer utility: Don’t.

Sewer agencies across the country say the rapidly growing use of premoistened “personal wipes” — used most often by potty-training toddlers and people seeking what’s advertised as a more “thorough” cleaning than toilet paper are clogging pipes and jamming pumps.

Utilities struggling with aging infrastructure have wrestled for years with the problem of “ragging” when baby wipes, dental floss, paper towels
and other items entangle sewer pumps.

The latest menace, officials say, is wipes and other products, including pop-off scrubbers on toilet-cleaning wands, that are marketed as “flushable.” Even ever-thickening, super-soft toilet paper is worrisome because it takes longer to disintegrate, some say.

“Just because you can flush it doesn’t mean you should,” said I.J. Hudson, a spokesman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which handles sewage for 1.8 million Maryland residents.

The result: Utility officials say crews needed for less-preventable sewer maintenance and repairs are being deployed instead to wipes patrol. The suburban Washington sewer agency has spent more than $1 million to install heavy-duty grinders to shred wipes and other debris before they reach pumps on the way to the treatment plant, Hudson said.

Officials with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority say that more than 500 man-hours have been devoted in the past 12 months to
removing stuck wipes and repairing broken equipment.

The wipes also contribute to blockages that causes sewage to overflow into streams and back up into basements.

2012 Wastewater Treatment Plant Annual Report