Celebrating New WaterShed in Washington Township
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) is proud to announce the opening of its twelfth WaterShed location in Northwest Ohio. The District, the Wood County Commissioners, Washington Township Trustees, clean-water partners Industrial Fluid Management (IFM), and Obe’s Country Store celebrated with a socially-distanced event featuring The District’s mascot, Drippy.
The new WaterShed is located at the corner of State Route 65 and State Route 235, near Obe’s Country Store.
To mark the occasion, The District is declaring today, “Free Water Friday” at the new 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. The cost is 25 cents per gallon or a dollar for five gallons.
Over 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 well water quality.
According to District President Jerry Greiner, “We have many high-quality public water systems in our region, but there is a demand for water with additional filtration at a low cost, especially for those who drink well water.”
Since inception, total WaterShed sales have exceeded $1.5 million. The income is used to maintain the properties and then invested back into The District’s operational budget.
Pictured in Photograph Left to Right: Steve Powell, Washington Township Trustee, Sean Brennan, Jim Palmer Excavating, Inc., Neil Pry, IFM, Drippy, District Mascot, Megan Cartwright, IFM, Doris Harringshaw, President, Wood County Commissioner, Mark Sheffer, Chairman, District Board of Trustees, Ted Bowlus, Wood County Commissioner.