Grove Municipal Services Authority

View all


The Grove Municipal Services Authority (Authority) located in Delaware County serves 2,434 sewer customers and 6,023 water customers. According to the 2010 U.S Census the population was 6,623.

The Authority’s current treatment process is activated sludge. The design average daily flow is 0.97 MGD, and the receiving waterbody is Grand Lake O' The Cherokees which is listed on the 303(d) list for dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and lead.

The Authority has an existing sewer system that was originally constructed between 1957 and 1958. The system consists of approximately 37,130 linear feet (lf) of line that is either clay tile or undefined and range from 8-inch to 12-inch diameter. There are 119 brick and undefined 4-inch diameter manholes.

To correct the issue the Authority will use the funds to replace the old, dated system by installing approximately 37,130 lf of PVC piping and replacing all brick and undefined manholes with precast concrete manholes.

This project will reduce the amount of unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant.