District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact water and sewer service in addition to roads throughout our service area.

Special note for those visiting the District main office:
Effective Monday, September 20, through Sunday, September 26, The District’s visitor parking lot will be closed for resurfacing.  Customers are welcome to park just north of the employee gate.  Access to the WaterShed will be maintained.

Center Township: County Home Waterline Replacement Project
Through September, lane restrictions are possible on County Home Road, north of Kramer Road, for waterline replacement.  Access to the Wood County Museum and residential access will be maintained.  Project complete: October.  Project investment: $358,000.

Lake Township: Water Tower
Through August 2022, crews will be constructing a 1.5-million-gallon elevated water tank near Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads.  Residents can expect additional construction vehicle traffic and possible shoulder restrictions in this area.  Project complete:  September 2022.  Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project
Through September, intermittent lane restrictions and closures are possible on SR 235 between Perrin Avenue and Bond-Preble Street, and on SR 613 between SR 235 and Main Street for paving and restoration.  Additionally, through September, intermittent closures are possible on Cora Street, between S. Main Street and just south of Bond-Preble Street for paving and restoration. Closures will be announced.  Project complete: September. Project investment: $950,000.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Through October, lane restrictions and service interruptions are possible on Ohio Street, and Ash and Center Streets near Ohio Street.  This project will also include work in other areas in Weston but is expected to have a minimal impact on roads and sewer service.  Project complete: October.  Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing
Through September, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in the City of Rossford and Perrysburg Township. Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if water becomes discolored.  For more information: http://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/hydrant-main-line-flushing-info/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *NEW WORK*
Effective Monday, September 20, through September, crews will be in McClure, along SR 108 and County Road P for waterline maintenance.  This type of work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.

Boil Notice: McClure and Eastern Henry County

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The boil advisory for the Village of McClure, and residents on CR N, from CR 7 to SR 65, and all District customers on SR 65 in Henry County has been allowed to expire.  Water samples indicated the water is safe to drink.

This boil advisory was necessary due to a waterline break.   The waterline break occurred at SR 65 and US Route 6. While water service has been restored, a boil advisory has been issued for these customers as a precaution.  The boil advisory impacts approximately 400 District customers in eastern Henry County.

The WaterShed located at 2926 US 6, McClure, OH is now open.

What should you do if a boil advisory is issued?

-Do not consume your water without boiling it first.
-Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.
-Bring water to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boil for two minutes, and don’t forget to cool the water before consuming it.
-Instead of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

CLICK FOR COMPLETE FACT SHEET ABOUT WHAT TO DO DURING A BOIL ADVISORY

For more information go to WWW.NWWSD.ORG

District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announced that after its recent financial audit by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office, good record-keeping has qualified The District for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

Today, the Northwest Regional Liaison to The Auditor of State, Lori Brodie, presented the award during The District’s Board of Trustees meeting.  The Auditor of State is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies.

According to the Auditor of State website, to receive this award, entities must meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  • The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, on a GAAP accounting basis and prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report;
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues

The entity has no other financial or other concerns

The official press release announcement and a full copy of the report is available at: https://ohioauditor.gov/news/pressreleases/Details/5768

McComb Drinking Water Odor, The Water is Safe to Drink

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) is reassuring residents of McComb that the water is safe to drink.  Recently, The District was made aware of smell and taste issues reported by some residents.

Cause:  The odor is caused by excessive growth of non-toxic algae in McComb’ s reservoirs.  These non-toxic algae release a natural substance that causes the water to taste or smell different from normal.  This issue is common in the late summer months and occurs in similar-sized reservoirs and water treatment plants.

What is The District Doing:
Short-term: The District is treating the algae in the reservoir and will continue to test the water per EPA standards.  The District has adjusted its treatment processes and tries to reduce tastes and odors as much as possible.  Unfortunately, most of these natural substances are difficult to remove using current treatment methods.  Taste should improve once temperatures cool.

Free WaterShed Water: The District is offering residents of McComb free WaterShed water at the McComb location on South Park Drive.  For more information on using the WaterShed and its 9-step additional treatment process, CLICK HERE.

Long-term:  The District in the design phase of building a waterline to that will provide the Village of McComb with water from the Village of North Baltimore.  LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT HERE.

The McComb Water Treatment plant is a Class III water treatment plant in the Village of McComb. The Village of McComb receives its drinking water from Rader Creek; this is a surface water source. Water is pumped from the creek into two reservoirs adjacent to the water treatment plant for storage prior to treatment. Water treatment consists of coagulation, filtration, fluoridation, and disinfection. The McComb public water system serves a population of approximately 1,700 people. The system’s treatment capacity is approximately 940,000 gallons per day, but the current average production is about 215,000 gallons per day.  Click here for the most recent water quality report.

If you need additional information on McComb’s drinking water, contact our operations department at 419-354-9090 Extension 170, between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.

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District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact water and sewer service in addition to roads throughout our service area.

**REMINDER** The District offices will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.

Center Township: County Home Waterline Replacement Project *NEW PROJECT*
Effective Tuesday, September 7, through September, lane restrictions are possible on County Home Road, north of Kramer Road, for waterline replacement.  Access to the Wood County Museum and residential access will be maintained.  Project complete: October.  Project investment: $358,000.

Lake Township: Water Tower
Through August 2022, crews will be constructing a 1.5-million-gallon elevated water tank near Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads.  Residents can expect additional construction vehicle traffic and possible shoulder restrictions in this area.  Project complete:  September 2022.  Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project
Through September, intermittent lane restrictions and closures are possible on SR 235 between Perrin Avenue and Bond-Preble Street, and on SR 613 between SR 235 and Main Street for paving and restoration.  Additionally, through September, intermittent closures are possible on Cora Street, between S. Main Street and just south of Bond-Preble Street for paving and restoration. Closures will be announced.  Project complete: September. Project investment: $950,000.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Through September, lane restrictions and service interruptions are possible on Ohio Street, and Ash and Center Streets near Ohio Street.  This project will also include work in other areas in Weston but is expected to have a minimal impact on roads and sewer service.  Project complete:  September.  Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing
Through September, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in the City of Rossford and Perrysburg Township. Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if water becomes discolored.  For more information: http://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/hydrant-main-line-flushing-info/


District-Wide: Valve Maintenance

Valve maintenance work in McComb is complete.  Additional valve maintenance work will be announced.

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County Home Road Waterline Replacement

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces the start of construction for the County Home Road Waterline Replacement Project in Center Township.

Center Township: County Home Waterline Replacement Project *NEW PROJECT*
Effective Tuesday, September 7, through September, lane restrictions are possible on County Home Road, north of Kramer Road, for waterline replacement.  Access to the Wood County Museum and residential access will be maintained.  Project complete: October.  Project investment: $358,000.

Parking Lot Update

The District is improving our parking lot.  If you are visiting please be aware of construction vehicles and possible closures.  Below are the latest updates as of September 17, 2021.

The visitor parking area will be closed beginning Monday, September 20 through Sunday, September 26.  Visitors can park to the area north of the employee gate.

Access to the main building, the WaterShed, and the dropbox are maintained.

The bulk water station is out of service until further notice.

We appreciate your patience and check back for updates.

District Project Update

**REMINDER** The District offices will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.

Lake Township: Water Tower
Through August 2022, crews will be constructing a 1.5-million-gallon elevated water tank near Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads.  Residents can expect additional construction vehicle traffic and possible shoulder restrictions in this area.  Project complete:  September 2022.  Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Through September, intermittent lane restrictions and closures are possible on SR 235 between Perrin Avenue and Bond-Preble Street, and on SR 613 between SR 235 and Main Street for sewer replacement, paving and restoration.  Additionally, through September, intermittent closures are possible on Cora Street, between S. Main Street and just south of Bond-Preble Street for sewer work, paving and restoration. Closures will be announced.  Project complete: September. Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining *UPDATE*
Sewer lining work in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights is now complete.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

Rossford: Hawthorne Lane Waterline and Sewer Replacement Project *UPDATE*
The water and sewer line replacement project on Hawthorne Lane and at the intersection of Jennings Road and Hawthorne Lane in Rossford is now complete.  The City of Rossford will oversee paving and restoration efforts.  Project investment: $200,000.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation Project *UPDATE*
Through September, lane restrictions and service interruptions are possible on Ohio Street, and Ash and Center Streets near Ohio Street.  This project will also include work in other areas in Weston but is expected to have a minimal impact on roads and sewer service.  Project complete:  September.  Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing *UPDATE*
Through September, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in the City of Rossford, Perrysburg Township, Lake Township, parts of Northwood, and the Village of Walbridge.  Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if water becomes discolored.  For more information: http://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/hydrant-main-line-flushing-info/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *NEW WORK*
Through September, crews will be in McComb for waterline maintenance. This type of work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.

McComb Water Reclamation Facility Ribbon Cutting and Tour

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – Today The Northwestern Water and Sewer District celebrated a milestone for clean water in the rural Village of McComb with a ribbon-cutting and public tours at the new McComb Water Reclamation Facility.

FACTS ABOUT THE NEW WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY

This $7.9 million project was possible with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Rural Development. Thirty-six percent of the cost was funded through a USDA grant of $2.7 million in addition to a forty-year low-interest loan oat the rate of 2.35%.

According to District Chairman Mark Sheffer, “If it wasn’t for the commitment to public health and the environment from the USDA, elected officials, businesses, and the community of McComb, this project would not have been possible.”

Now that the McComb Water Reclamation Facility is operational, it cleans an average of 388,000 gallons of wastewater per day that flows from the streams to our Great Lakes.

This facility replaces the former plant built in the 1960’s and required constant maintenance.   The ribbon-cutting celebration was scheduled to take place in the spring of 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

Pictured in the attached photo from left to right: Ashley Himburg representing U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s office, Ohio State Representative Jon Cross, U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, McComb Mayor, Cathy Schroll, Mary Carr, USDA, Chuck Latta, District Board of Trustees, and Mark Sheffer, District Board Chairman.