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Sprinkler Spruce Up

Irrigation system maintenance can help save you a lot of money and water. Hidden things like cracks in pipes can lead to costly leaks, and broken sprinkler heads can waste water and money. Follow these four simple steps to make sure your irrigation system is performing at its highest efficiency:Image about Sprucing up for outdoor sprinklers.

Inspect: Check your system for broken or clogged sprinkler heads. If you don’t feel confident in this area, hire a pro to make sure things are in order.

Connect: Check the connection points of the sprinkler heads to pipes or hoses. Pooling water indicates a leak in your system.  Even the smallest leak can waste thousands of gallons of water monthly

Direct: Ensure sprinklers and directed in the right way. Water should not be spraying onto your driveway house or sidewalks more so than plants and grass.

Select: Use an irrigation controller that can be scheduled for different weather patterns and seasons, to ensure you are not overwatering.

Check out EPA WaterSense for more information about sprucing up your sprinkler system, as well as water-conserving products for your home

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Water-efficient landscaping
Using native plants and other climate-appropriate landscape materials can reduce irrigation water use by more than 50%. Native plants require less time and maintenance, lowering the costs of watering and upkeep.
More information on landscaping

Rain barrels
Recycle stormwater into free, non-potable water that can be used to maintain gardens and lawns. It is easy to make your own or purchase one locally

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.

Rossford – Tree Streets Waterline Replacement *NEW PROJECT*
Effective the week May 4, through August, lane restrictions are possible on Maple Street, Oak Street, Walnut Street, and Superior Street for waterline replacement, installation of new hydrants, and meter pits.  Project complete: September. Project investment $740,000. 

Rossford – Dixie Highway Sewer Rehabilitation *NEW PROJECT*
Effective the week of May 18, through July, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Dixie Highway from Colony Road to Vineyard Drive for sewer rehabilitation.  Project complete: July. Project investment: $150,000.

Rossford – Lime City Road Waterline Replacement
Through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Lime City Road between Dixie Highway and Marilyn Drive for waterline replacement.   Through May, lane restrictions are possible on Schreier Road near Lime City Road for waterline replacement.  Project complete: May.  Project investment: $770,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement *UPDATE*
Through June, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for restoration work.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $1.2 million.

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation
Through May, Deimling Road, from Simmons to Crossroads Boulevard, is closed to through traffic for water and sewer line installation.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $502,000.

Perrysburg Township: Ampoint Industrial Park Waterline Replacement
Through August, lane restrictions will be possible throughout Aimpoint Industrial Park and on Third Street, between Glenwood Road and D Street for waterline replacement.  Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $994,000.

Troy Township – NSG Sewer Line Installation
Through May, lane restrictions are possible on Garling Road just west of Pemberville Road for restoration work. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing *WORK STARTS TODAY*
Effective today, through November, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations throughout Wood County.  Through May 15, crews will be hydrant flushing in Perry Township, Weston, Custar and Milton Center.  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/

District Project Update

Rossford – Tree Streets Waterline Replacement *NEW PROJECT*
Effective the week May 4, through August, lane restrictions are possible on Maple Street, Oak Street, Walnut Street, and Superior Street for waterline replacement, installation of new hydrants, and meter pits.  Project complete: September. Project investment $740,000. 

Rossford – Dixie Highway Sewer Rehabilitation *NEW PROJECT*
Effective the week of May 18, through July, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Dixie Highway from Colony Road to Vineyard Drive for sewer rehabilitation.  Project complete: July. Project investment: $150,000.

Rossford – Lime City Road Waterline Replacement
Through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Lime City Road between Dixie Highway and Marilyn Drive for waterline replacement.   Through May, lane restrictions are possible on Schreier Road near Lime City Road for waterline replacement.  Project complete: May.  Project investment: $770,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement *UPDATE*
Through June, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for restoration work.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $1.2 million.

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation
Through May, Deimling Road, from Simmons to Crossroads Boulevard, is closed to through traffic for water and sewer line installation.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $502,000.

Perrysburg Township: Ampoint Industrial Park Waterline Replacement
Through August, lane restrictions will be possible throughout Aimpoint Industrial Park and on Third Street, between Glenwood Road and D Street for waterline replacement.  Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $994,000.

Troy Township – NSG Sewer Line Installation
Through May, lane restrictions are possible on Garling Road just west of Pemberville Road for restoration work. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing *WORK STARTS TODAY*
Effective today, through November, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations throughout Wood County.  Through May 15, crews will be hydrant flushing in Perry Township, Weston, Custar and Milton Center.  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/

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.

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.

“Talk About AquaHawk for Hens Tickets” Sweepstakes Rules

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) “Talk about AquaHawk and Win Hens Tickets.”

Official Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations

No purchase necessary.

The “Talk about AquaHawk and Win Hens Tickets” is sponsored by The Northwestern Sewer District.  This sweepstakes is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and understands that the results of the sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

  1. HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1.1 Sweepstakes Period:

The District “Hawks for Hens (“Sweepstakes) will begin on Tuesday, May 21 at 12 p.m. EST and end on Monday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m.

1.2 Sweepstakes Entry and Entry Limits:

To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must do one of the following:

Entry

To enter, “like’ our post and comment on our Facebook post about why you like AquaHawk.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AQUAHAWK.

You may also register by emailing your comments to: publicinfo@nwwsd.org

Restrictions

Only entries made or received before the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be eligible to win the prize (defined below). You must be a District customer or live in a household served by The District to enter.  District employees their family members are not eligible.  Entrants must be permanent legal U.S. residents in the state of Ohio and residing therein and who are 18 or older on the date of entry.  Void outside Ohio and where prohibited by law.

By entering the Sweepstakes, you represent and warrant that you have read and accepted these Rules and Regulations, and understand that you may be contacted by the Sweepstakes Sponsor for the sole purpose of informing you that you are the winner and how to receive your prize. The use of any device and/or software to automate the entry process is prohibited.

1.3 Awarding of Prize:

Subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Sweepstakes, customers register for an AquaHawk account or have a previously established AquaHawk account and like the “Hawk for Hens” Facebook post.

  1. PRIZES

2.1 Prizes:

There will be a total of 1 random drawing producing one (1) winner of one (1) prize each per the Sweepstakes Period. The total value of the prize consists of 4 (4) tickets to the Toledo Mud Hens vs. Charlotte on Sunday, June 2 at 1:05pm. Seats are located Section 117, Row H, Seats 5-8 (the “Prize” or “Prizes”). The tickets are not redeemable for cash or change.

No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for Prizes, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a Prize for one of equal value. Limit ONE (1) Prize per person/household/per sweepstakes. Winners are solely responsible for all costs, incidentals, and any other expenses not specifically mentioned as being included.   All federal, state and other tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Prize must be accepted as awarded. No substitution or transfers of the Prize will be allowed.

2.2 Prize Draw:

Random draws for the Prizes will take place on the first-day business following the sweepstakes period.

Sweepstakes Start                           Sweepstakes End                             Sweepstakes Drawing

May 21, 2019                                      May 27, 2019                                      May 28, 2019

Drawings shall take place on May 28, 2019 at approximately 2pm (EST) at the offices of The District.  The draw will be carried out by the Sweepstakes Sponsor, the judge of this Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding. All of the eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes period will be subject to a computerized random draw to select the potential winners. Within two (2) days following the Sweepstakes Drawing Date, the Sweepstakes Sponsor will contact the potential via Facebook, and request information via Facebook messenger.  Should the potential winner not reply to Sweepstakes Sponsor via messenger within (2) business days, or the potential winner does not otherwise comply with the Sweepstakes requirements, that potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited any rights to his or her Prize and Sweepstakes Sponsor will have the right to select an alternate potential winner from among the remaining eligible entries. Before being officially declared a sweepstakes winner, a selected entry must be verified by Sweepstakes Sponsor. Sweepstakes Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of age and compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules prior to awarding any Prize. The Sweepstakes Sponsor retains the right, in its absolute discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of the Prize for any reason. The decisions of Sweepstakes Sponsor on all issues relating to the Sweepstakes will be final and binding on all entrants.

2.4 Claiming the prize:

Winners must respond via Facebook messenger in order to claim the Prize.  Once contacted, the winner can arrange to pick up the tickets either at The Mud Hens Will Call office or at The Northwestern Water and Sewer District main headquarters.

2.4 Odds:

The exact odds of being randomly selected for a potential winning depends on the total number of comments and likes received during the Sweepstakes period.

  1. GENERAL RULES

3.1

All Prize claims are subject to verification by the Sweepstakes Sponsor and/or its designated representatives.

3.2

The Sweepstakes is open to all, except employees of, a member of the immediate family of an employee of The District, or retiree of, or domiciled with an employee of, or any of its subsidiary companies, event venue staff, retailers, franchisees, agents, associates, dealers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies.

3.3

Participants must both “like” and comment on the facebook post or send their comment to publicinfo@nwwsd.org.  Only one comment per household will be accepted.  Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void.

3.4

The District will be the sole and final reference source in validating the Prize claim.

3.5

All entries become the property of The District Neither The District nor any organization involved in organizing the Sweepstakes shall be responsible for any Sweepstakes documentation that is unreadable, illegible, incomplete, lost, stolen, misdirected, not received, destroyed, or delayed for any reason whatsoever.

3.6

The District is not liable for faulty computer components, software, or links, the loss or nonexistence of communications capability, or faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions that render a Sweepstakes entrant ineligible for the Sweepstakes. The District is also not liable for any damage or loss that may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the downloading of any software or form or the transmission of any information with regard to entering the Sweepstakes.

3.7

Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sweepstakes Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sweepstakes Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Thus, except where prohibited by law: one (1) entry and/or a winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Sponsor to use a winner’s name/address (city and state), photo, likeness, biographical information, statement, voice for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including posting on www.nwwsd.org), in perpetuity, without further notice to or compensation in connection with said Sweepstakes or the prize awarded and (2) Sweepstakes Sponsor has the right to modify, edit, adapt, electronically alter, use, assign and/or dispose of such Entries and/or Surveys however it sees fit and for any purpose without any notice or compensation to entrant or any third parties.

3.8

The District reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this sweepstakes, at its sole discretion, in the event a computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, or any other occurrence beyond their control which corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, or normal operation of the Sweepstakes.

3.9

By entering, Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations and the decisions of The District which is final. The District will not be responsible for cash register tapes lost or destroyed. The District reserves the right to change or alter any of the Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations or to cancel the Sweepstakes at any time.

3.10

By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless The District. and its parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries, as well as any advertising companies, promotion agencies, or other individuals engaged in the development or execution of this Sweepstakes from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of or relating to their participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any Prize received in this Sweepstakes. Furthermore, each winner agrees to sign a liability waiver form to this effect. The liability waiver will also include an authorization to use the winner’s name for advertising purposes.

To request a list of winners or for any other questions regarding this Sweepstakes, contact:

The District

12560 Middleton Pike

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Phone: 419-354-9090

District Project Update

Monday, October 26, 2018

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 – Starbright Subdivision Waterline Replacement
Through October, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Starbright subdivision for restoration work.

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

Rossford & Perrysburg Township – Waterline Replacement
Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Vineyard and Groce Streets in Rossford and on Riverbend Court and White Road in Perrysburg Township for waterline replacement.  Restoration work will take place in the spring.  Project complete: November.

Weston – Waterline Replacement
Through December, lane restrictions are possible on Center Street from Main Street to Euler Road and on Euler Road, between Center Street and Silver Street for waterline replacement.  Waterline work on Cygnet Road in Cygnet will be announced.  Project complete: December.

OTHER PROJECTS

Hydrant Flushing
Through November, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing and testing fire hydrants in Perrysburg Township and Rossford.  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/

For a full list of projects on and off road, please visit our website:
http://www.nwwsd.org/working-with-us/projects/