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Larry Fruth, Water Plant Superintendent
Matt Robinette, Wastewater Plant Superintendent

Kelly Moore, Utility Clerk
Contact Kelly Moore with questions regarding your utility bill at 740-587-1400.

Water Treatment Plant
Phone (740) 587-0165

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Phone (740) 587-2304

Emergency:  After hours or holidays, call the Granville Police Department at (740) 587-1234     (24 hours per day)


Water Treatment Goals

Our goal is to provide our customers with safe water, both chemically and bacteriologically for all domestic purposes. The raw well water is aerated, lime softened, chlorinated,re-carbonated, filtered, and fluoridated. We strive to supply our customers with finished water between 140 and 160 parts per million total hardness (this equates to 8 to 9 grains per gallon of hardness), a fluoride level of 1.00 ppm to promote dental health, and a free chlorine residual of at least 0.2 ppm at all times at all points in our distribution system. (Chlorine is added to disinfect the water.)

Water Treatment History

Granville’s first water treatment plant was built in 1885. The project included the water treatment plant, a 93,000 gallon wooden storage tank on Denison University campus, and a 4” water main to convey water from the plant to the tank. Water was pumped up hill by a steam pump. The entire project cost about $15,000. That first plant was rebuilt in 1929.  Revisions and additions were made to this plant in 1939, 1946, and 1960. In June, 1967 general plans for a proposed new water treatment plant were approved by the State of Ohio. In 1969, the present plant and wellfield at 445 Palmer Lane were put into service. The present plant and well field are located about 1000 feet west of the old plant. The old plant was abandoned and sold, but many parts of it are still intact today. The old plant is located beside the viaduct that crosses Raccoon Creek (South Cherry Street). Over the years, the present plant has had many improvements, modifications, and additions to keep up with changes in technology. The present plant should be able to supply the Village’s water supply needs well into the future.

Water Treatment Process

The drinking water supply for the Village is from a well field just west of the treatment plant at 445 Palmer Lane. Currently, three wells are in service. Any one of these three wells is capable of supplying the current (2004) daily demand for water of about 650,000 gallons. The raw well water is pumped up to an aerator, which releases trapped gases to the atmosphere and oxidizes iron dissolved in the water for removal by settling. The water then flows by gravity through the plant. The aerated water enters the flash mix tank where it is rapidly mixed with hydrated lime slurry. The hydrated lime causes calcium and magnesium compounds to precipitate out of the water. The water then enters the flocculation tanks (2) where precipitated particles are gently stirred and grow to a larger size, better for settling out of the water. The next step is settling. As the flocculated water moves slowly through the settling tanks (4), floc particles settle to the bottom of the tanks as sludge and the water is clarified. Chlorine is added to the water as it flows into the settling tanks. Settled water flows through the recarbonation tanks (2) where carbon dioxide is added to the water to adjust the pH to the optimum level. Re-carbonated water is then filtered through sand filters (2) to remove any remaining floc particles that did not settle out.  Fluoride compound is added to the water flow leaving the bottom of the sand filters. At this point, the treatment process is complete and the water enters a large underground reservoir ready to be pumped into the distribution system. Our distribution system consists of three high service pumps at the plant, three pressure booster stations, two above ground water storage tanks on the Denison University campus, and about thirty-three miles of buried pipe to convey water to all our customers, which include the Village itself, the Owens Corning Tech Center, the Village of Alexandria, and Denison University.

Water Treatment Plant
445 Palmer Lane
Granville, OH 43023
Phone (740) 587-0165
Fax (740) 587-0128

Emergency:  After hours or holidays, call the Granville Police Department at (740) 587-1234     (24 hours per day).


Granville Wastewater Division

Granville’s current Wastewater Treatment Plant began operation as a new 1,224 million gallon per day facility in 1986. Aerobic digestion and lateral flow thickening were installed in 1996, and a belt filter press was added in 2002. Average daily flow through the plant is roughly 400,000 gallons per day. The treated wastewater is discharged to Raccoon Creek.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant consists of raw wastewater screening and pumping, secondary biological treatment, secondary clarification, post aeration, and disinfection. Wastewater biosolids (sludge) are treated by aerobic digestion, and lime addition.  The biosolids are then dewatered by a belt filter press, and applied to farm land as a nitrogen supplement with the department’s environmental waste spreader, as approved by the Ohio EPA.

The Wastewater Division maintains approximately twenty-two miles of underground piping and eight raw wastewater pump stations which collect raw wastewater from homes and businesses. The Village’s commitment to maintaining the sanitary sewer infrastructure is reflected by the operation of a 2002 Vac Con combination sewer cleaning machine for periodic cleaning of these lines.

Granville Wastewater Treatment Plant
456 South Main Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone (740) 587-2304

Emergency: After hours or holidays, call the Granville Police Department at (740) 587-1234    (24 hours per day).

Employee Payroll / Compensation

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