The Quincy – DeGraff Wastewater Plant is jointly owned and operated by both communities. The facility was replaced in 2003 and was financed by grant and loan package that is paid off in year 2034. The oxidation ditch style facility has a rating of 0.5 million gallons a day with a maximum of 1.5 million gallons per day hydraulic capacity.
The collection system consists of approximately nine miles of gravity sewers. It also consists of one lift station and one large pump station that pumps the wastewater three miles to the joint wastewater plant for treatment. The collection system was originally installed in 1972.
The collection system is intended to collect sewage from homes such as toilets, bathtubs, washers, and sinks. The system is a separate system from the Villages Storm Water system which is intended to remove rainwater from catch basins , drains, sump pumps, downspouts and etc. This clean water messes up the nutrient balance and microbiology at the wastewater plant plus adds cost such as a lot of extra electricity, equipment sizing and cost, and pump wear from extra run time needed due to the clean water entering the collection system. One challenge the Village faces is making your sewage bill affordable which can only be done by fixing the system and removing the clean water from it. On a daily average the village pumps and treats an extra 150,000 gallons of clean water a day. This creates an estimated 65% of extra cost to the system which your bills are based on. This is the real reason your sewage bill may be too high. The village will continue to grout/seal sewers and will be enforcing the removal of illegal clean water connections in effort to help with this issue.
The Village has an iron removal facility. The water supplied to you should be clean to the naked eye but has hardness of approximately 24 grains per gallon. The water exceeds all current regulations for safety and quality. The original water mains were installed in 1937. Some areas have been updated and the village will continue to work to replace sections in effort to renew the water distribution system.
Ohio Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impact for the DeGraff Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation project
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Phone: 937-585-6632 #1
Clerk: Kassandra Staley & Sue Walls
Monday: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
(Closed for lunch daily 12PM-12:30PM)
After hour emergency concerns: 937-585-6632 #4
To view your bill online (must have an email address on file at the office): Utility Portal
New water service info – Residents will need to complete the tenant agreement form and a $163.00 guarantee deposit is required to have service to address complete and turned on.
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Payments types – cash, check, cashiers check, money orders and credit card (fees may apply).
Payments can be paid in person at office, mailed to PO Box 352, dropped off in drop box after hours.
All cash payments will be given a receipt.
STREET & MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
The DeGraff Street & Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the roadways and alleyways and street signage. The village also offers fall leaf pickup, maintaining storm drains, mowing of properties, and maintenance of the village park. The maintenance shop is located within the village limits to allow us to store and maintain essential equipment so we can address emergency situations quickly and efficiently.
To report an emergency situation such as watermain break, sewer overflows, flooded or blocked streets, etc., please call 937-585-6632 ext. 4.
TAXES – VILLAGE OF DEGRAFF
Income Taxes for the Village of DeGraff are handled by:
R.I.T.A Regional Income Tax Agency
P.O. Box 470537
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147-0537
Info on DeGraff: www.ritaohio.com/Municipalities/Home/MemberPage?id=249