Public Works & Utilities

Public Works & Utilities


Division of Public Service Operations

Public Service Shop: 204 Bassett Avenue


The Division of Public Service provides a multitude of services to the community.  This Division is responsible for street maintenance and keeping them clear of ice/snow, brush pick up, mosquito abatement, maintenance of public facilities, parks, trees, and right of ways, as well as maintenance of the water distribution/wastewater collection systems.

Leaf pick up and refuse and recycling are contracted through third parties.

Superintendent of Public Service Operations: Jim Reckner

Jim Reckner joined the Public Service Division (then known as the Street Department) in October 2001.  Some of Mr. Reckner’s duties include: maintaining the streets, trees in the right of way, the municipal parks, as well as the wastewater collections and water distribution systems.

Mr. Reckner grew up in Wauseon. He and his wife reside in Swanton where they moved to 40 years ago.

Division of Water Purification

Water Treatment Plant: 3812 Waterville Swanton Road


The Division of Water Purification is responsible for maintaining the Class III Water Plant and the Swanton Reservoir. Licensed operators ensure water quality is at a safe level for those serviced by the Village of Swanton.

Division of Water Resource Recovery

Water Resource Recovery Facility: 300 South


The Division of Water Resource Recovery is responsible for maintaining the Class II Water Resource Recovery Facility. Licensed operators ensure wastewater is treated properly through various processed approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Superintendent of Water Resource Recovery Facility: Steve Geise

Steve started at the Village of Swanton in August of 2008. He is the Superintendent of the Swanton Resource Recovery Facility. His duties include the operation of the plant and collection system to ensure the Village is compliant with Ohio EPA requirements.

Steve served our country in the US Army receiving an honorable discharge in 1981. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1983 receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He was employed in the dental and pharmaceutical sales industry prior to joining the Village of Swanton. He then gained a Class 3 wastewater operator certification from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Steve is a member of the Water Environment Federation, Northwest Ohio Water Environment Association and Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Wastewater Committee. He and his family reside in Swan Creek Township.