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 roads throughout our service area.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed due to weather.

Lake Township: Water Tower *NEW PROJECT*
Effective today, 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.  Project complete:  September 2022.  Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project
Waterline work is complete.  Through May, lane restrictions are possible on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road, for paving and restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project Investment: $600,000.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project *UPDATE*

Effective Monday, April 19, through May, SR 235 will be closed from the railroad tracks (just south of SR 613) to Bond-Preble Street for sanitary sewer replacement. Detour: SR 613, I-75, US 224.  Additional intermittent closures of SR 613 for final paving and restoration will be announced. Project complete: July. Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement
Waterline work is complete. Through April, lane restrictions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for paving and restoration.  Project complete: April.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

District Wide: Restoration
Intermittent lane restrictions and short-term road closures are possible in various locations in Northwood, McComb, Perrysburg Township, Rossford and Weston for restoration work.  Additionally, miscellaneous areas throughout The District will also be restored.  For detailed locations: https://www.nwwsd.org/district-restoration-projects/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through May 3, crews will be in and near the Village of Weston, and west of Bowling Green along U.S. Route 6, and Poe and Euler Roads for waterline maintenance. This work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.  Valve maintenance work will continue in various locations throughout The District through December.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Station Upgrade Project
Work at the Bays Road bulk water station is complete.  Work at the Lemoyne Road location will be announced. CLICK HERE for locations and more information regarding the bulk water station upgrade project, or go to nwwsd.org.

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McComb Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project

Below is an update on the McComb Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement project.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed in extreme weather.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project *UPDATE*

Effective Monday, April 19, through May, SR 235 will be closed from the railroad tracks (just south of SR 613) to Bond-Preble Street May for sanitary sewer replacement. Detour: SR 613, I-75, US 224.  Additional intermittent closures of SR 613 for final paving and restoration will be announced. Project complete: July. Project investment: $950,000.

Meeting Notice: IT Committee

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – In response to safety guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s extension committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 a.m., will take place via teleconference call.  The committee will review the status of budgeted IT projects for 2021. Follow this AGENDA LINK for consideration.

Members of the public can listen in by following these instructions:

Webinar: On Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 a.m., join the webinar by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88129068489?pwd=aC9MejhXcDM1aUg1M2c1L1o1UFNKQT09

Note that public access is watch/listen-only.  Comments can be emailed to publicinfo@nwwsd.org before, during, and after the meeting.

Follow @NWWSD on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on how The District is working to provide safe, clean water. More information can be found at https://www.nwwsd.org/coronavirus/

Northwood Waterline Valve Repair

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The District announces the following repair work on waterline valves in the City of Northwood.  The below work will involve temporary water service shut-offs for approximately 66 customers in addition to intermittent road closures:

On Thursday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., water service will be shut-off for residents along Venice Drive, from Oregon Road to Jamestown Drive, residents on Sheffield Place from Venice Drive to Brentwood Drive, and residents on Dillrose Drive from Sheffield Place to 304 and 305 Dillrose Drive, for valve replacement.  Following the water service shut-off, as a precaution, residents in this area will be required to boil their water until Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. unless otherwise notified.  Impacted residents have been notified by door tags. MAP OF IMPACTED RESIDENTS.

Additionally, on Thursday, April 8, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., intermittent road closures are possible on Sheffield Place between Venice Drive and Brentwood Drive and on Venice Drive between Oregon Road and Jamestown Drive for waterline valve repair.  Local access will be maintained.  All work is weather permitting.

What should you do if a boil notice 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

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District Board Teleconference Information

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – In response to safety guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 a.m., will take place via teleconference call.

Members of the public can listen in by following these instructions:

Webinar: On Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 a.m., join the webinar by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87684696892?pwd=SEVRYVZmRGNVc20xU3lPN0NsOXRtUT09 Password: 664391

Phone only: On Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 a.m., use your phone to dial: 1-301-715 -8592
When prompted, use ID: 876 8469 6892 and Password: 664391.

Note that public access is watch/listen-only.  Comments can be emailed to publicinfo@nwwsd.org during and after the meeting.

Follow this AGENDA LINK for consideration.

Follow @NWWSD on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on how The District is working to provide safe, clean water. More information can be found at https://www.nwwsd.org/coronavirus/

District Project Update

While our office remains closed to the public, our customer service staff is available by phone until 5 pm, today Friday, April 2, and resume regular hours at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 5.  For after-hours emergencies, go to nwwsd.org/contact-us for contact information.

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Waterline work is complete.  Through May, lane restrictions are possible on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road, for paving and restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project Investment: $600,000.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project
Through Friday, April 16, expect intermittent road closures of E. Main Street, west of Park Drive, Park Drive, from Main Street to Bond-Preble Street, Cora Street, and the alley between S. Park Drive and Todd Street.  Detour:

  • Park Drive/ SR 235 detour:
    • U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • Main Street / State Route 613 detour:
    • I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

Project complete: July.  Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement *UPDATE*
Waterline work is complete.
Through April, lane restrictions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for paving and restoration.  Project complete: April.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

District-Wide: Restoration *WORK BEGINS MONDAY*
Effective, Monday, April 5, crews will begin restoration work with intermittent lane restrictions and sidewalk closures in the Village of Weston
.  Restoration work in Northwood, McComb, Perrysburg Township, and Rossford will be announced.  Additionally, miscellaneous areas throughout The District will also be restored.  For detailed locations: https://www.nwwsd.org/district-restoration-projects/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through Friday, April 16, crews will be in and near the Village of Weston for waterline maintenance. This work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.  Valve maintenance work will continue in various locations throughout The District through December.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Effective Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9, the bulk water station at the Bays Road water tower, 13100 Bays Road, in Rudolph, will be out of service for maintenance upgrades.  Additional work at Lemoyne Road location will be announced. Work is weather permitting.

CLICK HERE for alternative locations and more information regarding the bulk water station upgrade project, or go to nwwsd.org.

Meeting: The Village of McComb Water Supply

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) will host an informational meeting to discuss the water supply for the Village of McComb on Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m.  This meeting will take place via Zoom and will discuss the operational challenges the current McComb Water Treatment plant faces and The District’s plan for a long-term water supply.

The meeting is for residents in and surrounding the villages of McComb, North Baltimore and those along a proposed new waterline in Portage and Pleasant Townships in northwestern Hancock County.   Information regarding the project can be found at www.nwwsd.org/mccombwater.  This webpage will be active on Thursday, April 1.

Members of the public in and near the project area may join the meeting by following these instructions:

To Join Webinar from a PC, tablet or smartphone: On Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m., join the webinar by clicking/entering this link into your web browser:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84172161855?pwd=ZVVTbVlTNlpLMWdicFk3YXAvV3Yxdz09

Phone only: On Thursday April 8, at 6:00 p.m., use your phone to dial:
1-301-715-8592.
When prompted, use Meeting ID: 841 7216 1855.
Passcode 275567.

Comments:  Residents can submit comments during the meeting by using the chat feature in the zoom program during the presentation.  A number to call with your comments will be provided during the meeting.  Additionally, comments may be emailed to publicinfo@nwwsd.org.  Written comments will also be accepted via email or standard mail following the meeting. 

Special Assistance and Accommodations
Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired and have special requirements or a condition that requires special assistance, accommodations, or would like access to the presentation prior to the meeting should contact publicinfo@nwwsd.org or call 419-354-9090 EX 193.

District Restoration Projects

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Restoration

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces that The District will soon begin restoration of landscaping, grass, walks, driveways, and roads in project areas as described below.  Contractors will work through this spring in various locations.  Contact The District Engineering Department at 419-354-9090 with any concerns or questions.

Effective Monday, April 5, through June, intermittent lane restrictions and sidewalk closures are possible in the following areas:

Northwood: Curtis Road east of I-280, Bradner Road, Reva Drive and Chantilly, Bordeaux and Teri Rue.

McComb: South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road.   Additional restoration work will take place on Scott and Oliver Streets.

Perrysburg Township: Bridgewood Street, North and South Bramblewood Roads, Cliffwood and White Roads.

Rossford: Glenwood Road, Valley, and Santus Drives.  Restoration will also take place along Beech, Walnut, Maple, Oak, and Elm Streets.

Weston:  Main Street, from Evon to Cherry Streets,

Other miscellaneous areas throughout The District will also be restored.

All work is weather permitting.

The District Enters Water Agreement with North Baltimore

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Board of Trustees of The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) and the Village of North Baltimore recently approved an agreement that will allow The District to purchase and distribute water to serve areas in southern Wood County and Northern Hancock County, including the Village of McComb.

In the spring of 2020, The District completed a study outlining necessary long-term improvements and estimated costs to maintain the McComb Water Treatment plant, as well as several options for replacement of the plant.  One of those options was to secure another source to provide potable water directly to the citizens at a similar cost.  “This contract with The Village of North Baltimore could make that long-term option more viable”, says Jerry Greiner, president of the District.

“The Village of North Baltimore appreciates the opportunity to assist The District in meeting the community water supply needs for McComb and District customers in southern Wood County. This type of cooperation will be a key element in meeting long-term water supply and growth opportunities for this region” said North Baltimore Mayor Janet L. Goldner.

Since 2016, when the Village of McComb joined the District, the village’s water supply has been a priority for The District’s operations department. Many improvements have been made to maintain and improve the water treatment process. The village’s raw water source is a small stream called Rader Creek. Water from this source must be collected and stored throughout the year in reservoirs to serve the community.

The water from Rader Creek includes minerals and other contaminants, including manganese, that are expensive and difficult to manage each year.  “The manganese itself is hard to manage and has received increased attention by Ohio EPA,” says Dan Wickard, District Superintendent, in charge of water and sewer operations.

“We intend to provide the highest quality of water for the citizens at the most economical long-term price,” Greiner said.  “The District has met with McComb Council, now we will soon begin outreach with McComb residents.”

The District will host an informational meeting via Zoom regarding water supply options for McComb, in April.  Details will be announced.

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