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City of Struthers Waste Water Treatment Plant

Struthers Wastewater Plant is a 6 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant located at 530 Lowellville Road. The plant and collection system is staffed by one Class IV Superintendent, one Class II Assistant Manager/ Storm Water Manager, one Class III Lead Operator, two Class II Operators, two Class I Operators, one Chemist with a B.S. Degree in Molecular Biology, four Utility Maintenance Men, two Maintenance men, one Class I Industrial Monitor and one Class I Equipment Operator.


The plant services over 25,000 people in Struthers, Poland, and parts of Boardman Township. The plant maintains 50 miles of Sanitary Sewer in Struthers and monitors 50 miles of sewer in the outlined areas mentioned above.


The annual budget is approximately $3.2 million dollars of which 64.5% is subsidized by Mahoning County.

Arrangements can be made for appointments, information, or any other inquiries by contacting the Plant Superintendent, Guy Maiorana or the Assistant Plant Manager/ Storm Water Manager Frank Demarco at (330) 755-9847 or fax us at (330) 755-9764. You may also send E-mail to WWP@CityofStruthers.com


Activity The plant treats an average of 4.5 MGD per day, the plant also removes and treats over 500 tons of solid waste per year. The Lab performs approximately 5000 tests yearly. Collection System personnel maintains over 70 miles of sanitary sewer yearly, maintains approximately 300 storm catch basins annually and maintain five Lift Stations throughout the city.


Special Programs The wastewater department operates an Industrial Monitoring Program which permits over 75 restaurants and monitors two major industrial discharges. The plant currently provides means for local septage haulers to dispose of residential septage.


Goals and Ongoing Projects Completion of the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. SCADA will allow for monitoring and control of the City’s five lift stations as well as all main plant processes to be controlled by one central computer thus increasing the efficiency of the Wastewater Department.

The elimination of I & I (inflow and infiltration) though out the City. By cleaning, televising and smoke testing, in order to find and repair compromised sewer lines, and to eliminate all illegal tie-ins throughout the City. The goal is to remove stormwater from entering into the City sanitary sewer system to eliminate system overflows, to keep overall operational costs lower to the citizens of Struthers and to stay compliant to all Federal and State laws.

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Did You Know? 

That Under Sewer Regulation 933.04 section C
it prohibitions discharge of unpolluted Water. 


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To assist Struthers home owners in the cost of removing stormwater from entering the sanitary sewer system from downspouts, footer drains and preventing basement flooding. The City of Struthers has a backflow prevention control program.

Who is eligible to participate in this program?

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This iron industry, The forerunner of America's great steel industry, probably contributed more than any one thing to the winning of freedom for the original thirteen colonies. As migration westward and the settlement of our frontiers moved ever forward, these iron works furnished the tools, plows, wagon iron, pots, kettles etc., which were so necessary to the conquering of towering forests and limitless virgin lands.

As the industry moved on, these iron works of our pioneer fathers, were built in forest glades where the Indians still lurked. In 1803 the first of these furnaces was built on Yellow Creek adjacent to John Struthers' 400 acres. This was the first blast furnace west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Events during the period of the construction of this furnace prove that the Indian problem was a serious one to these early settlers. The settlements in the Mahoning Valley actually faced many of the horrors, of frontier life. Most of these horrors could be traced to trouble with hostile Indians, who still roamed the forests along the Mahoning River. In fact on Sunday, July 20, 1800, two Indians were killed near Youngstown in an altercation with white settlers. As late as 1804 an Indian was tried at Youngstown for killing a white settler at Salt Springs.

As civilization pushed ever westward living conditions in the new settlement on Yellow Creek became less hazardous. The struggle for existence however, became less rigorous only with the coming of conveniences made possible by the growth of the iron industry and the development of transportation facilities.

The little furnace on Yellow Creek was constructed by Daniel Eaton. Its capacity was but a few tons a week and the entire output was used in the casting of pots, kettles and sad irons for the new settlers. No casting of products was done on Sundays and the iron on these days was formed into small pigs, which were then transported to the Pittsburgh bloomeries where it was converted into bar-iron.

About 1806 John Struthers also saw the possibilities in the iron business and about this time he associated himself with Robert Montgomery and David Clendennin in the erection of a second furnace about a mile and 2 half down Yellow Creek from Baton's furnace. Later on this partnership purchased the Eaton stack.

The small Struthers operations prospered until 1812. The war of 1812-14, called away the available workmen and left the furnaces idle. The Eaton-Struthers furnaces never operated again and John Struthers emerged from the havoc of these war years with his industry and his lands gone.

The little settlement on Yellow Creek remained almost dormant for more than sixty years. The Ohio Canal gave impetus to the growth of Lowellville and Youngstown but it remained for the building of a railroad to bring Struthers to life.

In 1865, Thomas Struthers, son of John Struthers, who had located in Warren, Pa., bought back the old Struthers homestead, or much of if, and laid out the village, to which he gave his family's name. Two rail-roads were built through the site of the little village, a post office was established in 1866 and in 1867 industry was revived through the erection of a saw mill.

In 1869 Struthers again became an iron producing community with the construction of the Anna Furnace by the Struthers. Iron Company. In 1880 there was added the sheet mill plant of the Summer's Brothers Co., and in 1888 the plant of the J. A. and D. P. Cooper Gear Company.

With all these activities Struthers still remained a village of less than 1,000 inhabitants, after 100 years had elapsed since John.Struthers built his first cabin and erected the sawmill and grist mill on Yellow Creek. In 1899 Struthers was brought into closer communication with Youngstown and the upper Mahoning Valley by the completion of an interurban electric line.

In 1902 the neighboring village of East Youngstown (now Campbell) was started. This new community was started shortly after the incorporation of The Youngstown Iron Sheet and Tube Company (known as The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., since 1905).

The erection of this plant, near the 100-year-old settlement gave Struthers a growth impetus which demanded civic action. Throughout the years the village was an unincorporated part of Poland Township, but the need of a better government became apparent and in November 1902, Struthers became a formally incorporated municipality, with an historical background of which it could well be proud.

The first village election was held on Dec. 6, 1902, with the first village officers as follows: Thomas Roberts, mayor, Andrew E. Black, clerk, Seth J. McNabb, treasurer, George Demmil, marshal, George Zumpky, William Maurice, Harry Swager, W. A. Morrison, Clark McCombs and John H. Shatter as councilmen.