Fall Plumbing Checklist

Every homeowner should perform a few fall plumbing tasks to set yourself up for a great holiday season and beyond.


  1. Disconnect your outdoor water hose. Drain hose and store for the winter.
  2. Cover outdoor faucets with styrofoam hose covers.
  3. Inspect your indoor and outdoor pipes. Use insulation on pipes exposed to cold temperatures.
  4. Check indoor faucets and plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, showerheads, etc.) for leaks and get them repaired.
  5. Drain your water heater to prevent sediment buildup and rust. First, shut off power and water supply valve. Then carefully drain the tank by connecting a hose to drain the valve and running to a nearby drain.
  6. If you have a sump pump, make sure it’s clean and in good working order.


Going to be away from home for longer than 30 days this winter? You should consider turning off your water service. You’ll avoid fixed monthly charges and there’s no charge to shut off your water or have it turned back on.

Interested? Call our office 5 to 7 days before you leave and before you return. We can schedule a time to turn off your service. For more info, call our customer service at (419) 354-9090 Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm.

Water Preparedness in Case of Disaster

September is disaster preparedness month, and we want you to be water ready for any type of disaster.


The District encourages all of it’s customers to sign up for Code Red in order to be informed of any water or sewer related emergency.  Please make sure you are signed up and your information is updated.


According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, you should have at 1 gallon of water per person for over three days in case of a disaster.  For additional water storage tips, including how to properly store and boil water, click here.


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.

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 June, intermittent closures on Cora Street, between S. Main Street and just south of Bond-Preble Street are possible for sewer work.  Through June, intermittent lane restrictions 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 and paving.  Project complete: July. Project investment: $950,000.

McComb: Sewer Plant Improvements *WORK COMPLETE*
Work on Scott Street, north of Christla Gale Apartments is complete.

Northwood: Tracy Road Waterline Replacement Work
Effective today through Friday, June 25, Tracy Road, south of Wales Road will be closed for waterline replacement.  Detour: Arbor Drive; Oregon Road; Wales Road.  Work complete: June.

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.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Through August, 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:  August.  Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide: Restoration *WORK COMPLETE*
Restoration work in Northwood, Rossford, and Weston is now complete.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing *UPDATE*
Through June, weekdays from 7:30 am until 4 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in Henry County including the Village of McClure.  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/

Lake Township Sewer Work

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces that effective Tuesday, June 8, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Pemberville Road, between Walbridge Road and Frey Road in Lake Township will be closed for sewer repair work.  Local access will be maintained.  All work is weather permitting.