Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

REMINDER: The District office will be closed, Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day. 

McComb – Stormwater Separation Project
Through November, lane and alley restrictions are possible north and south of Main Street between High and Center Streets in McComb for stormwater separation.  Project complete: December.  Project investment: $152,000.

Millbury – Sewer Lining
Through December, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer lining. Project complete: January. Project investment: $840,000.

Northwood – East Broadway Water Valve Installation
Through November, shoulder restrictions are possible on Wales and Andrus Roads for water valve installation. Project complete: December. Project investment: $480,000.

Rossford – Vernis Street Sewer Replacement Project
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Vernis Street for sewer replacement.  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $115,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement
Through April 2020, construction crews and lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for sewer replacement. Project complete: April 2020. Project investment: $1.2million.

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation
Through December, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Deimling Road, from Simmons to Lime City Roads, for water and sewer line installation near the Amazon construction site. Project complete: January 2020. Project investment: $502,000.

Troy Township – Pemberville Road Waterline Installation
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Pemberville Road, from US 23 to SR 582 for waterline installation at the NSG facility. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

Weston – Meter/Meter Pit Relocation *UPDATE*
Through November, short-term water service shut-offs and pressure fluctuations are possible in various locations throughout the Village of Weston for meter pit relocation:  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $303,000

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

The District Board of Trustees Approves Toledo Regional Water Agreement

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) Board of Trustees today approved a resolution approving the Uniform Water Purchase and Supply Agreement with the City of Toledo.  The vote was passed unanimously by the seven Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board members in attendance.

“After years of discussion, studying multiple options, The District’s Board feels this contract is the most agreeable to our members for a long-term, fair rate,” said District Board Chairman, Mark Sheffer.  “Toledo’s current administration has made an effort to improve trust by making The District and partnering suburbs a part of the Toledo Regional Water Commission,” Sheffer added.

Currently, there are six separate government entities with approximately 6,500 customers that are serviced by The District and supplied with Toledo water.  They include Northwood, Rossford, Walbridge, Lake Township, Troy Township, and Perrysburg Township.

In September, The District hosted a public meeting outlining regional water options.  The District has recently participated in multiple public council and township meetings to increase member awareness on how water options will impact them. “Because we serve multiple communities with Toledo water, we wanted to be sure they had a good understanding of our options and of this agreement,” said Jerry Greiner, President of the Northwestern Water in Sewer District.

In other business, The District’s Board also accepted the appointment by the Wood County Commissioners of long-standing board member John Cheney to the Board of Trustees.

Winterize your Sprinkler System

Before the ground freezes, it’s a good idea to winterize your sprinkler system to avoid damage to your outdoor and indoor plumbing over the winter. Winterizing your sprinkler system can be done if you have good knowledge of backflow and plumbing systems, but we recommend you contact a professional certified irrigation expert. 

For more information from sprinkler retailer Rain Bird, click here.

Important Notice for Snowbirds

If you are going to be away from home for longer than 30 days over the winter, you may want to consider turning off your water service. You’ll avoid the minimum monthly charges and there’s no charge to shut off your water.

Keep in mind you will have to winterize your plumbing to keep your pipes from breaking, so this may not be a good option if you are gone for only a few weeks.

Interested? Call our office 5 to 7 days before you leave. We can schedule a time to turn off your service. Be sure to contact us several business days in advance of your return, to schedule a return.

*some communities have debt charges that may apply, ask if you are impacted when you call our customer service department.

District Project Update

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

REMINDER: The District office will be closed, Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day. 

McComb – Stormwater Separation Project
Through November, lane and alley restrictions are possible north and south of Main Street between High and Center Streets in McComb for stormwater separation.  Project complete: December.  Project investment: $152,000.

Millbury – Sewer Lining
Through December, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer lining. Project complete: January. Project investment: $840,000.

Northwood – East Broadway Water Valve Installation
Through November, shoulder restrictions are possible on Wales and Andrus Roads for water valve installation. Project complete: December. Project investment: $480,000.

Rossford – Vernis Street Sewer Replacement Project
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Vernis Street for sewer replacement.  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $115,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement
Through April 2020, construction crews and lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for sewer replacement. Project complete: April 2020. Project investment: $1.2million.

Rossford – Sewer Lining Project *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Sewer lining work on roads north of Eagle Point Road is now complete.

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation
Through December, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Deimling Road, from Simmons to Lime City Roads, for water and sewer line installation near the Amazon construction site. Project complete: January 2020. Project investment: $502,000.

Troy Township – Pemberville Road Waterline Installation
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Pemberville Road, from US 23 to SR 582 for waterline installation at the NSG facility. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

Weston – Meter/Meter Pit Relocation
Through October, short-term water service shut-offs and pressure fluctuations are possible in various locations throughout the Village of Weston for meter pit relocation:  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $303,000

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

The District Board of Trustees Approves Moving Forward with Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District Merger

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) approved on Thursday, September 26th, a merger agreement with the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District (HCRWSD).  The District board also approved funding to cover a shortfall of $45,600 for an outstanding Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) loan that was due by HCRWSD on October 1, 2019.

The vote was passed unanimously by six out of the nine Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board members in attendance.  Also attending was HCRWSD Board Member Amy Behrman and Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller.

“I appreciate you allowing the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District to merge with your organization,” said Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller.  HCRWSD Board Member Amy Behrman echoed that comment saying, “The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s management team is very capable of running a district system and we are confident they can offer more to our customers in Henry County.”

The District’s Board also approved an amendment to the current operations agreement making the payment of the OWDA loan contingent on the Henry County Commissioners approval of a guarantee to reimburse the payment should the merger not proceed.

The HCRWSD was faced with default proceedings if this loan was not paid by October 1st.   According to District President Jerry Greiner, “It’s critical for the merger proceedings to go as smoothly as possible with the financial interest of current and future customers in mind.  We appreciate the reassurance given to The District today by the Henry County Commissioners.”

The merger between these two districts offers regional cooperation, efficient and affordable long-term operations, and allows expanded economic development opportunity.

District Receives Distinguished Award for Clean Financial Audit

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (the District) announced today that it is the proud recipient of 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.

“This award represents the hard work of every employee of The Northwestern Water and Sewer District that strives each day to achieve accounting excellence.  I want to recognize the staff members that have done an excellent job in accounting for every dollar at The District.”  Brodie said.

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 timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, 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

The official press release announcement and a full copy of the report is available at: http://ohioauditor.gov/news/pressreleases/Details/5338

District Employees Finish Strong in National Competition

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces that “Dirty Deeds”, our competitive operations team of five licensed water and wastewater operators placed thirteenth in the National Operations Challenge held in Chicago at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).

“We are proud of the “Dirty Deeds” team and all of our water professionals at The District who care about making clean water for Northwest Ohio,” said District Superintendent Dan Wickard.

The team, made up of Claud Barringer, Brian Martikan, Tom McGrain, Jared Myers, and Todd Saums competed against 46 teams from around the nation and the world.

Teams were tested in five events that mimic water professionals’ real-world job responsibilities.  The events include:

  • performing maintenance on simulated collection systems and other equipment,
  • demonstrating familiarity with laboratory procedures,
  • bringing an impaired pump station back to working condition,
  • answering process control questions and successfully troubleshooting problems in a water resource recovery facility simulation, and
  • rescuing a victim from the bottom of a manhole.

The team’s trip to Chicago was fully-funded by the Ohio Water Environment Association, a non-profit, wastewater related organization with over 2,000 members dedicated to the education, preservation, and enhancement of our most precious natural resource … WATER.

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, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

McComb – Stormwater Separation Project
Through November, lane and alley restrictions are possible north and south of Main Street between High and Center Streets in McComb for stormwater separation.  Project complete: December.  Project investment: $152,000.

Millbury – Sewer Lining *UPDATE*
Through December, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer lining. Project complete: January. Project investment: $840,000.

Northwood – East Broadway Water Valve Installation *UPDATE*
Through November, shoulder restrictions are possible on Wales and Andrus Roads for water valve installation. Project complete: December. Project investment: $480,000.

Rossford – Vernis Street Sewer Replacement Project *NEW PROJECT*
Effective September 23, through November, lane restrictions are possible on Vernis Street for sewer replacement.  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $115,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement *NEW PROJECT*
Through April 2020, construction crews and lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for sewer replacement. Project complete: April 2020. Project investment: $1.2million.

 Rossford – Sewer Lining Project
Through September, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: September. Project investment: $767,000.

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation

Through December, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Deimling Road, from Simmons to Lime City Roads, for water and sewer line installation near the Amazon construction site. Project complete: January 2020. Project investment: $502,000.

Troy Township – Pemberville Road Waterline Installation
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Pemberville Road, from US 23 to SR 582 for waterline installation at the NSG facility. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

Weston – Meter/Meter Pit Relocation
Through October, short-term water service shut-offs and pressure fluctuations are possible in various locations throughout the Village of Weston for meter pit relocation:  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $303,000

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