Newsletter – April 2018

Regional Water

Work on forming The Toledo Regional Water Authority (TAWA) has slowed now that the City of Toledo has decided to wait until November to leave the decision on regional water up to their voters. The plan outlined in the original TAWA agreement would have had the regional water agreement moving forward to the courts for planning and review.

The District is a regional water and sewer provider and we know firsthand that the process of becoming such an entity is time-consuming and complex. However, we hope our customers understand that if TAWA is voted down, we do have other options.

Customer Care

Winter Averaging
Concerned about paying more for sewer if you use a lot of water in the spring and summer? The District has a program for eligible customers that uses the water consumption in the winter quarter as the basis for billing sewer charges throughout the year. It's called winter averaging.

Those on the program will not be paying additional sewer charges for warm weather purposes such as watering lawns, washing cars, landscaping, gardening, or filling pools. The great news is that all customers who are eligible are automatically enrolled!

Open House May 6

Want to learn more about how we protect your water? We invite you to join us at our open house, on the first Sunday in May! Stop by to hear the latest on regional water talks, visit our water learning area, see what our camera truck can find, or fish our pond with the ODNR (poles provided).

This family-friendly event features plenty of kids’ activities. You can even get your caricature drawn! Don't forget about food and freebies! Hope to see you Sunday, May 6, 1p-4p at The District, 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio!


District Board of Trustees Meetings is held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Board meetings are open to the public.

Bulk Water site at main office opens in mid-April.

  • Sunday, April 22, 2-4 pm Community Earth Day, BG Montessori School
  • Sunday, May 6, 1 pm-4 pm. The District Open House 12560 Middleton Pike (SR 582) Bowling Green, Ohio 43566

Construction Corner

Millbury- Sewer Work

Through June, lane restrictions are possible in Millbury for sewer work and manhole repairs.

Perrysburg Township/Rossford -Waterline Replacement

Through September, lane restrictions are possible on Vineyard Drive, White Road & Riverbend Court for waterline replacement.

Perrysburg Township-The Hamlet Subdivision

Through September, lane restrictions are possible in the Hamlet subdivision for waterline replacement.

Perrysburg Township- Sanitary Sewer Repair

Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township for sewer repair.

Weston - Waterline Project

Through June, lane restrictions are possible along Silver Street in Weston for waterline installation. Lane restrictions are also possible ‘on Main Street for pump station repair.

Mobile Friendly

The District will soon update its website to a more mobile-friendly version. The new site focuses on areas you use most when you visit Northwestern Water & Sewer Website. The goal is to create a user-friendly version of our current site. "With more people using their phones to pay bills and get information, it's time to adjust to fit the needs of our customers," says Beth Vannett, Customer Service Manager. The new website is expected to be online by May!

2018 Expenses


Water Grant

Eastwood High School science teacherEastwood High School science teacher, Keith Madaras is presented with his WATER Grant from the District Board of Trustees Member Rob Armstrong. This year, The District awarded a total of seven WATER grants totaling $3,500 to fund various science education opportunities concerning water and wastewater.