Sewer Division

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The Sewer Division is responsible for maintaining over fifty miles of sanitary sewer and over five miles of sanitary force main.  The Division also checks and maintains four sewer lift stations that carry sewer to the Franklin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Baxter Drive, and is owned and operated by Veolia. The Plant provides services for Franklin, Carlisle, Germantown, Franklin Township, Warren County and Montgomery County.  Just recently the Hunter area has started discharging to the Plant.

***If you are located within the City limits, connection to the City’s sewer system is required under City ordinances.***


Always call the Sewer Division first if you have a back-up in your house.  We will come out and assess if the problem is in the main line or the home owner’s lateral.

The City strongly encourages all customers to install a Sewer Backflow Prevention Device to keep sewage from backing up in their home and causing damage. The initial cost of installing a sewer backflow prevention device could save you thousands of dollars in property damage and could help reduce the cost of your homeowners’ insurance. Please contact a local, licensed plumber about having a sewer backflow prevention device installed in your home.

If you have a back-up, please call:

Monday - Friday, 7 am - 4 pm: (937) 746-5001

Monday - Friday after 4 p.m., Weekends and Holiday: (937) 746-2882

Sewer Rate Fees & Billing

The City’s regulations regarding payment of monthly sewer rental fees are contained in Chapter 919 of the Codified Ordinances. You can view the City's sewer rates by clicking here [PDF].

If you have questions about your sewer bill, please click here [link to Utility Billing Division Page under Finance Department] to be directed to the Utility Billing Division home page. 

Sewer Regulations

The City’s regulations regarding sanitary sewers are contained in Chapter 915 of the Codified Ordinances

Tap-In Fees

A permit and payment of a tap-in fee is required for connection to the City’s sewer system. Click here to see the City’s Rate & Fee Schedule [PDF].

For questions or concerns please contact Nick Miller, the Sewer Superintendent, at (937) 746-5001, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or e-mail him at

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