Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)

The Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) of the City of Canton, Ohio is responsible for treating all sanitary sewage that flows to the facility from a variety of sources throughout the greater Stark County area.


The City of Canton Water Reclamation Facility is a tertiary treatment facility designed for an average flow of 39 millions of gallons per day (mgd) and a peak flow of 88 mgd. The plant wet stream consists of:

  • Raw wastewater pumping
  • Grit and grease removal
  • Mechanical fine screening
  • Flow equalization
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Post aeration

Treated effluent flows by gravity to Nimishillen Creek. Solids handling consists of aerated sludge holding and is dewatered by centrifuges. The dewatered solids are disposed of at the local landfill.

A Leader in the Sewage Treatment Field

The WRF has consistently been a leader in the sewage treatment field, earning a variety of industry awards and distinctions over the past 14 years. In 2010, the facility was honored with the platinum distinction from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) - the organization's highest distinction. For more information about the awards received by the WRF, view the Awards and Honors page.

Discount on Home Service

Do you think you qualify for a discount on your home service? Go to the Canton Utilities website where you can get the Homestead Form (PDF) to see if you qualify for a discount on your bill.


For questions, please contact the WRF.