September Waterworks Newsletter

Water National Preparedness Month

Our trained, licensed, and highly skilled team of professional operators work hard to provide quality water and sewer service 24/7/365, in any type of weather. While we respond quickly to small water leaks, a major disaster like flooding, a significant water line break, or other emergencies could impact your drinking water supply.  As part of National Preparedness Month, we wanted to remind you of the importance of having enough water on hand to protect you and your family.

FEMA & advise you to prepare for a disaster that may impact your water supply.

  • Determine your water needs: It is recommended that you store a several-day supply, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. Children, nursing mothers, and those with medical conditions may need more.
  • Buy bottled water or food-grade storage containers and store in a cool, dark place.

For a complete disaster supplies kit go to Making a plan for disasters is the best way to protect you and your family.

District Operators First in the State of Ohio

We are so proud to have District team members Jarred Myers, Tom McGrain, and Bryan Martikan, (pictured above left to right) bring home first place in the One Water "Operations Challenge" competition. They, along with two teammates from Columbus will compete in the National Operations Challenge in October.

The team's trip to New Orleans will be fully funded by the Ohio Water Environment Association, a statewide non-profit wastewater organization. Watch for updates on our social media.

District Supports Junior Fair

The District is proud to continue its support of youth involved in the Wood County Junior Fair. This year, we helped many future leaders make their projects successful. Great work to all fair participants and volunteers.

How to Receive Emergency Alerts

As part of National Preparedness Month, we wanted to inform you about a service that could be extremely helpful in a water or sewer emergency. While water and sewer outages are rare, when they do happen, you should be notified as soon as possible. The District, the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, and other local agencies have teamed up to offer CodeRED. CodeRED is a service that alerts you by phone or text in an emergency. To sign up, go to and search CodeRED for a link to start an account. If you have an account, be sure your information is up to date.

District Open House a Sucess!

We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us at The District Open House in August. Your time is valuable and we appreciate the fact that you came out to learn more about how we provide and treat water. We hope to see you again for another great Open House in 2023!

Construction Corner: Investing in our Communities

Through November, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible starting in Weston on Euler Road (CR N) from Van Tassel Road to SR 65 for waterline installation. Project investment: $4.9 million. Project complete: Spring 2023.

Perrysburg: Willowbend Pump Station Replacement
Through November, River Road (SR 65) between Brittany Road and Seminary Road will be closed for pump station installation. Detour: Roachton Road; Fort Meigs Road. Local access is maintained. Project Cost: $2.5 Million. Project complete: December.

Perrysburg Township: Ford Road Pump Station Replacement
Through September, Ford Road, between White Road and Lindsay Drive will be closed for sewer installation. Detour: Simmons Road; SR-795; White Road. Project investment: $7.7 million. Project complete: April 2023.

Through November, crews will be performing hydrant flushing and valve maintenance throughout The District's water service area. If your water becomes discolored following this work, please flush your waterlines.