District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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.

Henry County, Damascus Township – Hydrant Replacement *UPDATE*
Hydrant work on State Route 65 and 110 and hydrant flushing in the Village of McClure is now complete, hydrant maintenance will continue through September.

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

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through August, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for restoration.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: August.  Project investment: $155,000.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through August, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: August.  Project investment: $998,000.

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

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

District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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.

Henry County, Damascus Township – Hydrant Replacement *NEW WORK*
On Wednesday, July 24 lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of State Route 65 and 110 for hydrant replacement.  Effective today, July 22 through Friday, July 26, crews will be flushing hydrants in the Village of McClure.

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

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for restoration.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through August, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: August.  Project investment: $998,000.

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

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

District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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.

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through August, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: August.  Project investment: $998,000.

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

Northwood – East Broadway Valve
Through October, watch for shoulder restriction and construction crews between Wales and Andrus roads for valve installation. Project complete: October. Project investment: $480,000.

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

 

H20 Toasting to the New WaterShed in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) is proud to announce the opening of its eleventh WaterShed location in Northwest Ohio.   The District, the Wood County Commissioners, and clean-water partners Industrial Fluid Management celebrated the opening of the second Bowling Green WaterShed with a “toast” to clean water.

The new WaterShed is located at 989 South Main Street in Bowling Green, between the Pagliai’s Pizza and the Work Leads to Independence buildings.

To mark the occasion, The District is declaring today “WaterShed Wednesday” at the new South Main Street location.  Please bring your own bottles and containers to fill up for free!

A WaterShed is a stand-alone building owned by The District that houses a reverse-osmosis, 9-step water treatment system and provides perfect tasting purified drinking water at a low price.  Cost is 25 cents per gallon or a dollar for five gallons.

A decade ago, The District began building WaterSheds as an alternative source of drinking water for residents in rural Wood County on private well systems with poor water quality.

According to District President Jerry Greiner, “We’ve discovered that even though there are high-quality public water systems, there is a demand for water with additional filtration at a low cost, especially for those who drink well water.  We chose this location based upon the success of most our popular WaterShed location on Poe Road.”

This year, total WaterShed sales reached the $1.4 million mark.  The income is used to maintain the properties and then invested back into The District’s operational budget.

https://www.nwwsd.org/who-we-are/services/watershed-locations/

Ohio Water Environment Association Recognizes The District and Their Operations Challenge Team

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) awarded The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) the 2019 Facility Image Award at the OWEA Technical Conference and Expo in Sandusky, Ohio.

This award recognizes OWEA members who have enhanced the image of the water profession by improving their workplace through outreach programs to schools and to the general public.

The District has highlighted its highly skilled workforce through social media and hosting an annual “Open House”.   This event showcases the care that our team puts into maintaining the pipes that carry water to and from your home.  The event features live demonstrations, interactive exhibits and more.   The District supported these efforts through its mobile-friendly website, which premiered online in May 2018.

In 2018, The District awarded over $3,500 in grant money to Northwest Ohio school districts through its Water and Environment Teacher Education and Recourses (WATER) grants. The grants support teachers with resources like textbooks and lab monitoring equipment to teach students about how water is managed and the importance of protecting it.

The District has also been active in promoting the efforts of its OWEA sponsored “Ops Challenge” team. OWEA awarded second place overall in the 2019 statewide Operations Challenge to The District’s team of five operators at the conference.  With their second-place finish in Ohio, OWEA will sponsor The District’s Team, “Dirty Deeds” to compete in the national Operations Challenge in Chicago this fall.

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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 on Thursday July 4, 2019 for Independence Day.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement
Through June, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets for restoration.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000.

Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project *PROJECT COMPLETE*
The lead service line removal project in Rossford and Northwood is now complete. Project investment: $900,000.

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through June, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project investment: $998,000.

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

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

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Approves Merger with the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a resolution to begin the merger process with the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District (HCRWSD).  The decision was instigated by The Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District, based upon the costs of keeping up with increasing state and federal regulations and lack of resources to maintain a quality system.

Longtime District Board Member John Cheney said, ”The Northwestern Water and Sewer District prides itself on improving water and sewer infrastructure in Northwestern Ohio, especially in rural communities that face the challenge of increasing costs and regulations to provide clean, safe water.”

According to HCRWSD Treasurer, Amy Behrman, “Over the past several months, we’ve realized operating funds were insufficient and the HCRWSD was unable to generate cash for repairs or make payments on our loans.”

The HCRWSD board felt it was in the best interest of its customers to move forward with the merge.   Henry County Commissioner, Glenn Miller attended today’s District board meeting to support the merger.  According to Miller “I believe merging makes sense, it’s a positive for the citizens of Henry County as well as The Northwestern Water and Sewer District.”

The Next Steps
The HCRWSD and The District are currently in the process of negotiating a temporary agreement for assuming operations and billing.   Both districts aim to reach this agreement as soon as possible.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District is also in the process of reviewing the HCRWSD’s assets and billing practices. This review process could take up to three months.  The District will also determine board representation from the Henry County area.  

Upon completion of this review, a final agreement between the districts would be signed and The Northwestern Water and Sewer District would maintain and operate the system.

25 years ago, The District was formed by the Wood County Commissioners to regionalize the resources needed to maintain public water and sewer infrastructure.  The District was formed because of the need to share operation and maintenance costs.

Since 1994, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District has grown from serving 5,000 customers in Wood County to serving over 19,800 residential and industrial customers in Wood, Hancock and Sandusky Counties.

The Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District provides water to 485 customers and 358 sewer customers.  The HCRWSD service area includes most townships in Henry County, with the exception of Ridgeville Township, and serves Providence Township in Lucas County.

District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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 – Sewer Line Replacement
Through June, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets for restoration.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000.

Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project
Through June, lane restrictions are possible in Rossford and Northwood for restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project investment: $900,000.

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through June, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project investment: $998,000.

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

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

 

District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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, May 27 for Memorial Day.   

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements *UPDATE*
Through June, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project investment: $998,000.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement *UPDATE*
Through June, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets for restoration.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000,

Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project *UPDATE*
Through June, lane restrictions are possible in Rossford and Northwood for restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project investment: $900,000.

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation
Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

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

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

District Project Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 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.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through May, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: May.  Project investment: $998,000.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement Through May, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000

Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project
Through May, lane restrictions are possible in Rossford and Northwood for restoration.  Project complete: May.  Project investment: $900,000.

Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation *NEW PROJECT*
Effective, Wednesday, May 15, through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for water main installation.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard.  Project complete: July.  Project investment: $155,000.

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

District Wide Hydrant Flushing *NEW WORK*
Through October, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations throughout Wood County.  Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if the water becomes discolored.  For more information: https://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/hydrant-main-line-flushing-info/