Water Pollution Control
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe Water Pollution Control Division of the Public Works Department is headed by the Superintendent, assisted by the Assistant Superintendent, and consists of sixteen employees, including a Laboratory Technician and an Environmental Operations Coordinator. It is located at the site of the Water Pollution Control treatment plant, 2133 Broadway Avenue.
The WPC Department operates and maintains the sanitary sewage treatment plant and City’s sanitary sewage collection system, consisting of main lines, manholes and pump stations which are owned by the Hermitage Municipal Authority and are leased to the City. It is also responsible for the enforcement of local ordinances and state and federal laws and requirements as they relate to waste water collection and treatment, the operation of private on-lot systems, and the general protection of the environment. The WPC Department works very closely with the Planning and Development Department and the Hermitage Municipal Authority.
Hermitage Municipal Authority (HMA)The Hermitage Municipal Authority (HMA) provides sewerage collection, conveyance and treatment services to the City of Hermitage, the Boroughs of Clark and Wheatland, and the Townships of South Pymatuning, Shenango and Jefferson.
The Hermitage Municipal Authority owns and oversees the construction and management of the sewerage system that serves the City of Hermitage and the interceptor sewers, pump stations, forcemains that convey wastewater from adjoining municipalities to which treatment services are provided at the HMA waste water treatment plant.