System Information . . .

Sewer System Information


The Muskingum County Sewer Department serves more than 4000 customers through a network of over 125 miles of collection line, 58 pump stations, and the Adamsville treatment plant. The Adamsville collection and treatment system serves basically the Village of Adamsville. Wastewater is collected from a large area surrounding the City of Zanesville and transported to the Zanesville’s Wastewater Plant for treatment and disposal. The majority of the collection system is conventional gravity line. However in the Maysville area a septic tank at the customer’s site removes settleables and floatables, then this effluent is collected in small diameter lines laid at flatter slopes. The Utilities Office at 375 Richards Rd provides all customer service for both the Sewer and Water Departments.


The Sewer Department is constantly making improvements to better serve its customers. The following is a list of those ongoing activities and some major accomplishments in the last five years.


Services provided by the Sewer Department

  • Water Quality – Plant personnel are testing and monitoring the sewer collection system on a daily basis to protect the area water quality. If you observe wastewater system problems, please call the Utilities Office.
  • System Operation – The collection system, plant, pump stations, and other critical system facilities are checked daily and preventive maintenance performed as scheduled. This minimizes system problems and extends the life of system assets.
  • Overflows or Backups – Day or night there is always a person on call to respond to emergencies. Often these emergencies are caused by rain storms that overload system capacity or cause power outages. If a significant problem is identified, a crew is mobilized immediately to minimize the service interruption.
  • Pretreatment Program – The department administers a pretreatment program for commercial and industrial customers that discharge high strength waste. This program places strict discharge requirements on specific commercial and industrial customers. Testing is conducted to ensure compliance with permit requirements.


Projects for 2019


Replace Weber Lift Station


Collection and Treatment Upgrades

·        2018 – Replaced Pembrook Force Main

·        2018 – Replaced East Main Street Sewer, South Zanesville

·        2017 – Added Route 719 Force Main

·        2017 – Replaced South Ave Lift Station

·        2016 – Replaced Avondale collection lines and eliminate septic tanks

·        2015 – Replaced Rusty Rifle Lift Station

·        2014 – Replaced New Life Lift Station and Force Main

·        2014 – Replaced manholes on East 40 Collector



System Extensions

·        2015 – County Road 6 Extension

·        2011 – Dunzweiler Extension

·        2011 – Coopermill Extension

·        2011 – Old Falls Extension

·        2011 – Sonora Extension

·        2010 – West Pike Extensions