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 water and sewer services in addition to 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 *UPDATE*

Through August, intermittent lane restrictions and closures 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, paving and restoration.  Additionally, through August, intermittent closures are possible on Cora Street, between S. Main Street and just south of Bond-Preble Street for sewer work, paving and restoration. Closures will be announced.  Project complete: September. Project investment: $950,000.

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.

Rossford: Hawthorne Lane Waterline and Sewer Replacement Project
Through August, lane restrictions are possible on Hawthorne Lane and at the intersection of Jennings Road and Hawthorne Lane in Rossford for water and sewer line replacement.  Local access will be maintained.  Residents will be notified via door tag of possible service interruptions 48 hours prior to work on the service line.  All work is weather permitting.  Project complete: September 2021.  Project investment: $200,000.

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 Hydrant Flushing
Through July, weekdays from 7:30 am until 4 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in Lake Township, parts of Northwood, and the Village of Millbury.  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/

Pool Filling Tips

There are multiple ways to fill a pool, some cost more than others.  It is important to check on costs before you fill, that way you are not shocked when you get your water bill.  Below are some resources to help:

Use Tap Water
Hook up one end of your garden hose to your outdoor tap, drop the other end in the pool, and voilà! You’re on your way to a summer of fun.

This method of filling your pool is certainly one of the easiest, but costs can vary depending on where you live.

Your costs may also vary depending on who provides your water. 

Note: If you’re concerned about costs, you can call our customer service department for estimates depending on your location and pool size.

Don’t forget to budget your time, too. The speed of your refill will vary based on available water pressure and the diameter of your garden hose. Plan on at least a day or two to fill an average-sized swimming pool.

You might feel a bit of sticker shock when you calculate the total (especially for a complete fill or refill), but chances are it’ll still be far less expensive than having the water delivered from a remote location.

Pool Water Delivery Service

It works for pizza, so why not your pool water? It’s easy to call or hop online and order water from a local supplier.

Chances are, you won’t even have to be home when your water arrives. Your friendly pool water delivery people will roll up in their transport truck, drop their hoses, fill ‘er up, and be on their way. You’ll come home to a full pool, ready for testing, balancing, sanitizing, and swimming! Some companies make things even simpler by providing pre-chlorinated water. We recommend you still test and balance that water, though.

The big consideration here is the price you’ll pay for the convenience. But if you don’t have a well (or your well water’s not up to snuff), or you face stiff costs due to water rationing, this option might be your best bet.

Don’t be afraid to shop around. Get quotes from several local suppliers, compare that to your costs for a city water fill-up, and don’t forget to factor in the time you’ll save compared to the trickle of a garden hose or your average pool pump. The bottom line might be sunnier than you’d expect.

Why—And When—Your Pool Needs Refilling

As a rule, it’s better for your pool and your budget to keep your pool full of clean, balanced water rather than draining and refilling it unnecessarily. You’ll spend far less on incremental chemical treatments to maintain already-clean water than you will replace the whole shebang. An ounce of prevention is worth a few thousand gallons of cure, so to speak.

But life is full of surprises, and pool ownership is full of regular maintenance. So you might need fresh water if:

  • you’re filling your pool for the first time.
  • you’re topping off your pool when opening it for the season, or after water loss (splashout, evaporation, etc.).
  • you’ve recently drained your pool for repairs or to replace your inground pool liner.
  • you’ve converted to a salt water pool.
  • your pool water has become unbalanced or contaminated and doesn’t respond to chemical treatment.
  • it’s been three to five years since you last filled your pool.

How Much Water Does Your Pool Need?

If you’re refilling a pool you’ve owned for years, chances are you already know how many gallons it holds. But if you’ve built a new pool or are filling your pool for the first time (e.g., after buying a new home), you might need to do a little math to calculate the precise amount of H2O you need. This will keep you from spending more than you need to on the water, and help you budget for future refills.

The easiest way is to use an online calculator. But if you’d rather do the math yourself, you can get out your measuring tape, and figure up your water needs with a few easy formulas.

Oval Pools:
Length (long diameter) × Width (short diameter) × Depth (average) × 6.7

Round Pools:
Diameter2 × Depth (average) × 5.9

Rectangular Pools:
Length × Width × Depth (average) × 7.5

Kidney Pools::
Length × Width (average) × Depth (average) × 7.0

Liverpool:
John + Ringo + George + Paul

(OK, maybe that last formula isn’t for swimming pools. Disregard.)

Just Add Water: Filling the Pool

Depending on the method you’ve chosen—city water, well water, or pool water delivery service—the exact procedure for filling your swimming pool will vary.

Note: If you’re filling an above-ground pool for the first time or have recently replaced the liner and are refilling it, keep an eye on the liner as you fill the pool. Avoid filling the pool too fast to keep your liner taut and wrinkle-free.

Filling Your Pool with District Water

As pool care chores go, this one’s pretty easy.

  1. Attach your garden hose to an outdoor spigot.
  2. Put the other end of the hose into your pool.
  3. Turn on the spigot.

For top-offs, monitor the refill until the water hits your desired level (usually around the middle of the skimmer).

Filling your entire pool this way will likely take a day or longer, so plan on checking in on the fill-up every few hours.

Using a Pool Water Delivery Service

Since the water for your pool is coming from a remote location, you won’t have to hook up any gear to fill your pool. Just make sure the folks delivering your water have access to your pool, and if you’re concerned about safety or want to supervise, schedule the appointment for a time you’ll be home.

Cut Costs By Reducing Pool Water Loss

One of the best ways to save money when you refill your pool is to protect the balanced water that’s already in it. You can cut down on your water expenses by reducing or eliminating the four biggest pool water wasters:

  • evaporation
  • leaks
  • excessive splashing
  • filter backwashing

They might seem fairly innocuous, but every drop adds up, and before you know it, you might find yourself spending money like water.

Reduce Evaporation

An uncovered pool loses an average of about a ¼ to ½ inch of water per day to evaporation, barring any extreme weather conditions. This can translate to several thousand gallons of water per year. As that water floats out of your pool, money flies out of your wallet at the same rate. So what can you do?

Well, you can’t completely eliminate evaporation, but you can reduce it. Use a solar pool cover on your pool between swims, and add a liquid solar cover in the spring and fall. If you use a pool heater, keep it as low as possible to reduce water loss due to evaporative heating.

And while we love Bob Dylan as much as the next person, the answer to evaporation woes definitely isn’t blowin’ in the wind. Keeping the breeze at bay reduces evaporation, so consider adding landscaping, fences, or decorative barriers to keep both the wind and unwanted debris away from your pool, and more water in it.

Find and Fix Leaks

Even a minor pool leak can cost you thousands of dollars over time. If you find your pool is losing an inch of water or more per day, it’s likely there’s a leak somewhere. Once you find the pool leak, you can take steps to fix it. Or, if you feel that’s beyond your skills, you can always call a professional. The amount you pay for a pro to fix the leak will be recouped in water savings.

Either way, don’t wait. The longer the pool leaks, the more water is wasted, and the higher the probability of other damage occurring behind the pool’s walls.

Splash Responsibly

OK, we know splashing is part of having a good time in the pool. We’re not trying to rain on anyone’s parade. But like leaks, excessive splashing can cost you money.

All you really need to do is keep the splashing to a minimum. Keep an eye on kids (and adults acting like kids) to keep them from cannonballing you into the poorhouse. If your pool has water features like fountains or waterfalls, turn them off when they’re not in use, and make sure they’re not sending buckets of water out of the pool while they’re turned on.

Watch your water level, too. Keep it low enough that normal fun in the pool (including a little splashing—we’re not monsters) doesn’t have water slopping out of the pool.

Backwash with Care

Just like coffee, your sand filter or diatomaceous earth filter is at its best with minimal backwash. If you get a little overenthusiastic when you backwash your pool filter, you can burn through hundreds of gallons of water in minutes. To avoid wasting more water than is necessary to clean the filter, keep an eye on the sight glass. As soon as the water runs clear, stop backwashing.

You can also save money by keeping your water clean and balanced. The harder your filter has to work, the more often you’ll have to backwash it, and the more water you’ll need to add to your pool. A little caution and water care can save you considerable cash.

A Full Pool Doesn’t Have to Mean an Empty Wallet

Filling a pool seems like such a simple thing—and it can be. Take the time to understand how much water your pool can hold. Choose the most cost-effective pool water delivery system for your needs, and carefully conserve water that’s already in your pool.

You’ll end up with a full pool, a balanced budget, and enough extra cash to start saving up for that seaside retreat…or at least a few bottles of fancy water for your poolside bar.

Happy Swimming!  (Information from www.swimuniversity.com)

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.

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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Be Water-wise Outdoors

Outdoors

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

Image about 50 percent of outdoor water being wasted.

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: https://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: https://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