Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Waste Water & Flood Defense

Director's Duties


Randy Nickles, Director of Waste Water
Email: [email protected]

2040 Charles St.
Portsmouth, OH  45662

Ph: (740) 353-0241
Fx: (740) 354-5861

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

The duties of the Director cover a wide range of responsibilities, including the:

  • Operation and management of a 12-million gallon per day waste treatment center
  • Administration of a yearly budget of $2,300,000
  • Maintenance and repair of 68 miles of sewers and 17 pumping stations
  • Maintenance of the flood defense system, which has 12 pumping stations capable of pumping 500 million gallons per day
    • These pump stations are located on the perimeter levee and floodwall of the City at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto Rivers
    • The floodwall and levee will protect the City to a river level of 72 feet

Visiting Hours

Visitor hours are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We would be more than happy to show you our facilities. To schedule a tour, please call (740) 353-0241.