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Water Reclamation Center


Thank you for visiting the City of Fremont Water Reclamation Center’s webpage. We welcome the opportunity to share information and answer any questions you may have about our department.

The staff of the Water Reclamation Center (WRC) strive to provide the best services to the citizens of the Fremont community at an affordable cost while preserving and enhancing the water environment of the Sandusky River and Lake Erie.

A major upgrade was recently completed at the facility to improve treatment and increase capacity. The upgrades to increase capacity are part of the City’s effort to reduce the number of combined sewer overflows that can occur when water volume from precipitation events overwhelm the combined sewerage system.

The staff at the WRC welcome the opportunity to provide tours of the new facility to interested individuals and groups. Please call the facility, or e-mail me to schedule a visit.


  • Operate and Maintain the Water Reclamation Center
    • Comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
    • Administer Industrial Pretreatment Program
    • Administer Sludge Management Program
  • Operate and Maintain 25 pump stations
  • Operate and Maintain the City’s Flood Control System
    • Annual Inspections by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Certification by FEMA


  • Safety Committee
  • Management Advisory Committee
  • Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Wastewater Committee
  • Sandusky River Watershed Committee
  • Ohio Water Environment Association Executive Committee
  • Northwest Ohio Water Environment Association Executive Committee
  • Northwest Ohio Water Environment Association Laboratory Committee

Annual Reports

Combined Sewer Overflows Introduction

The City of Fremont has a combined sewer system that conveys both sanitary sewage and flow from precipitation to the Fremont Water Reclamation Center. Under conditions of high precipitation the system can become surcharged and discharge a combination of raw sewage and storm water to the Sandusky River at various discharge points. These events are termed Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).

The City of Fremont was required to develop a public notification plan that describes how it will ensure that the public receives adequate notification of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) occurrences and impacts. The City has posted the plan on its website and will also post notifications, supplemental reports and annual reports of CSO events.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact the Fremont WRC Superintendent, Jeff Lamson at 419-334-3876 or email at [email protected]

Notification of Combined Sewer Overflow Event

CSO Annual Report

Stormwater Management Plan

The City of Fremont is required to develop and implement a Storm Water Management Program that satisfies the appropriate water quality requirements of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 6111 and the Clean Water Act.

Fremont City Water Reclamation Center