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Ohio OCEA Award Winner - 1990

Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement, 1990

Owner: City of Youngstown Location: Youngstown, Mahoning County

Nominated by: Thomas F. Mosure, P.E., P.S., Mosure & Syrakis Co.

Description: The upgrade and expansion of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant combined two innovative sludge handling technologies that resulted in reduced capital cost and energy consumption, and a design that contained the project within the existing limited site. The improvements bring the plant into compliance with the Clean Water Act and upgrade water quality in the receiving stream, the Mahoning River, by providing 97% pollutant removal. Improvements to the City's waste removal systems have been acclaimed as a catalyst for economic recovery in the Mahoning Valley.