About the Office . . .


Muskingum County Sewer Department



The Muskingum County Sewer Department provides wastewater collection and treatment for more than 4500 homes and businesses in the county. As with all community wastewater systems, the county system must comply with rules established by the Clean Water Act. The Sewer Department collects and transports the wastewater to one of two locations for treatment. The county operats a treatment plant at Adamsville. The majority of the wastewater is transported to the City of Zanesville for treatment under an interagency agreement. The Sewer Department is responsible for permitting of industrial and commercial discharges. The department monitors wastewater discharges at many points within the system to assure that customers are not discharging prohibited substances and are being charged appropriate fees in relation to the strength of the wastewater being generated. Please visit other pages on our site for information on the wastewater system and its history, how the system maintains water quality, and the Countyís continuing efforts to upgrade the system and serve additional customers.


Wastewater management is vital in maintaining the quality of our surface and ground water. A safe, sustainable supply of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning is critical for good health. Although 75% of the planetís surface is covered with water, only 1% of all the water on the planet is readily available for use by humans. Therefore, each of us must learn more about the importance of water in our lives and do our part to protect the water around us. The U.S. EPA web site Water Kidís Stuff provides sites for fun and learning, guidance on what you can do to prevent pollution and protect the environment, environmental activities for children, sources of educational materials and learning aids that focus on water quality and the environment, and information on childrenís environmental health.