Merger Approved for The Northwestern Water and Sewer District and Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The merger between the Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) and Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District is now official.  Late last week, the final step in the merger process took place when petitions for changes in both districts’ boards of trustees were approved by both the Wood County Common Pleas Court and the Henry County Common Pleas Court.  The newly merged district takes on the name of the surviving Northwestern Water and Sewer District.

“The merger between these two districts offers improved water quality, efficient and affordable long-term operations, and allows expanded economic development opportunity in Henry County,” said District President Jerry Greiner.

NEW BOARD STRUCTURE
By law, both districts needed to petition the courts to change their board structure.  The District will add a tenth seat to its current nine-seat board.  The tenth board member will be appointed by the Henry County Commissioners to serve a three-year term.  The Village of McClure will be added to the District’s current 13-member municipalities.  Providence Township in Lucas County will be added to The District’s current 20 township members.  The municipal members jointly nominate and name three board members, as do the township members.   The remaining three board members are named by the Wood County Commissioners.

IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE
The District will now officially serve approximately 500 additional customers, primarily in the Village of McClure.  The merger increases The District’s territory to most of Henry County plus Providence Township in Lucas County.  The Northwestern Water and Sewer District has been overseeing maintenance, operations, billing, and customer service since July upon request of the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District.  According to Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District Clerk/Treasurer Amy Behrman, “This merger makes sense because The Northwestern Water and Sewer District has the resources to serve a large territory and has already improved water and sewer service for Henry County residents.”

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, Hancock and now Henry County.

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CUSTOMER WARNING: DOXO.COM

UPDATE 12/12/2019

DOXO.com is an on-line bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with The Northwestern Water and Sewer District but it is NOT an authorized affiliate of The District. Doxo.com is a third-party website that charges people to pay their water and sewer bills via their site.  The District offers online bill pay to our customers free of charge, Further, The District cannot control when we will receive the customer payments from doxo.com, which could result in a late payment from the customer or even service shut-off due to non-payment. To make sure you’re paying The District directly, visit our website, www.nwwsd.org, or our online bill payment portal, https://www.iwebms.net/nwwsd

 

UPDATE: Tracy Road Closure Extended

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.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Until further notice, Tracy Road from Wales Road to Andrus Road will be closed for water line repair.  Detour: Wales Road; Oregon Road; Andrus Road.  Local access will be maintained.

Northwood: Tracy Road Waterline Repair

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.

Effective Wednesday, October 23, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Tracy Road from Wales Road to Andrus Road will be closed for water line repair.  Detour: Wales Road; Oregon Road; Andrus Road.  Local access will be maintained.

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 Customers with Toledo Water: Informational Meeting Regarding your Water Supply

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) invites the public to learn more about water supply options for Northern Wood County.

As an established regional water authority, The District is exploring long-term water supply options for approximately 6,500 water customers in Northern Wood County, including the cities of Rossford and Northwood, The Village of Walbridge, as well as customers in Perrysburg Township, Troy Township, and Lake Township.  Not sure who provides your water?  CLICK HERE. 

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about using water sources from either the City of Toledo, the City of Bowling Green or other sources.  The format will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

WHAT: Regional Informational Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30 pm.
WHERE: Quality Inn, 10612 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/719557785156726/

Directions: From I-75, take Exit 193 (US 20), head east on Fremont Pike (US20), right on Lakevue Drive, the Quality Inn will be on the right with parking and access to the conference room facing US 20.   

ACCOMMODATIONS/RESERVATIONS: The District’s public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact The District at least three (3) business days before the scheduled meeting to request an accommodation.  To reserve a seat, please call or email below.

Phone: 419-354-9090 EX 193
Email: PublicInfo@nwwsd.org

 

Boil Notice: Santus Drive & Glenwood Boulevard in Rossford

This morning, District crews are repairing a water leak in Rossford impacting residents on Santus Drive and businesses on Glenwood Boulevard.  Effective immediately, through approximately 3 pm, residents in this area may experience short-term water service outages.  Additionally, effective immediately through Sunday, August 4 at 8 am, this area will be under a boil notice unless otherwise notified.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT TO DO WHEN A BOIL ADVISORY IS ISSUED

 

McComb Hydrant Replacement

MCCOMB: Effective today, April 17, at 9am through 3pm, lane restrictions will be in place on Main Street and Rader Road in McComb for hydrant replacement.

Additionally, effective today, April 17 at 10am through 2pm, water service will be shut off to approximately 15 residents on Main Street, west of Rader Road.  Those residents have been notified to via door hangar to boil their water through Thursday, April 18, at 5pm unless otherwise notified.

IMPACTED ADDRESSES:
MAIN STREET: 606, 607, 611,612, 679
STATE ROUTE 613: 397, 3974, 3977, 3889, 3864, 3823, 3775, 3699, 3613

For more on what to do in a boil advisory, go to:

https://www.nwwsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/What-to-Do-During-a-Boil-Water-Advisory.pdf

Celebrate 25 Years of Operation at The District’s Open House

This year The Northwestern Water and Sewer District celebrates 25 years of Operation!  We would like to invite our customers to join us for fun, food and more at our annual Open House.

WHAT: 25 YEARS OF OPERATION: THE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 1-4 PM

WHERE: The District, 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio 435402

COST: FREE!!!

Join us for a tour of our main facility as our friendly staff shares how they take care of our water!  See a live demo from our ops challenge team, water tastings, and check out displays from The District and Ohio EPA on how you can help protect our water.  Alongside our fleet, the Historical Construction Equipment Association will showcase their equipment from back in the day!

There will be a presentation at 2 PM featuring the latest on regional water discussions, our rate study, and more!

The entire family can enjoy the day having fun while they explore our bounce houses, catch fish in our pond with the ODNR, sit for a caricature portrait, and take part in the kiddie tractor pull from the Power of Yesteryear.

If you are hungry, there’s plenty of food.  Join us for a barbeque style lunch, plus Mr. Melon’s smoothie treats are back.  New this year, enjoy some Olde Tyme Kettle Korn and Frank’s Famous French Fries.

Don’t forget the great door prizes.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

BOIL NOTICE SANTUS DRIVE IN ROSSFORD

BOIL NOTICE SANTUS DRIVE IN ROSSFORD

A BOIL NOTICE has been issued for approximately 20 homes on Santus Drive in Rossford, due to a water main break.  The boil notice is in place for these homes until SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 10 AM, unless otherwise notified.  Customers will be notified via door hangar.

WATER SHUT OFF:  Water service shut offs are possible on portions of Santus Drive in order to make water line repairs.

Due to the age of the pipe in this area and cold temperatures, crews are finding the area needs additional repair.  We appreciate your patience as crews continue to work.

Additional water service shut-offs and boil notices may be issued in this area.  Residents are encouraged to check look for door hangars for notification.

What to do during a boil advisory:

https://www.nwwsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/What-to-Do-During-a-Boil-Water-Advisory.pdf