Newsletter – April 2021

We All Benefit From Good Business

Besides county governments, other political subdivisions benefit from each new employer that moves in. The District provides water and sewer services, and new businesses connect to our systems. These companies pay real estate taxes that benefit the county plus local school districts. If the employees in those businesses pay a city income tax, that benefits local political subdivisions.

There are many winners when a business builds a new site and employs people. While we lose valuable farm ground, agriculture remains the largest business in this area of Ohio.

The water and sewer use of any new corporation varies depending on the type of business. For example, warehouses use little water, but their employees do need water to drink and handle hygiene needs. Other businesses use water in their processes. Most new businesses need water for fire protection.

The District continues to work with our local businesses and regional economic development partners. Why? The benefit of economic and residential growth to The District varies by the type of user, but we (and you as a customer) should be glad to have them all. Additional customers help minimize rate changes, even when overall water usage varies little.

Do I Need Waterline Insurance?

The District has been made aware of third-party companies offering insurance to cover waterlines in your home. While these companies are legitimate, The District does not require or mandate our water or sewer customers to carry this type of insurance. When it comes to homeownership, you are responsible for maintaining waterlines within your home and the service line from your home to the curb. We encourage you to look carefully at the services offered in these policies.

Financial Award

The District was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for our annual financial report. This is the seventeenth year The District has received this award.

According to the GFOA press release, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.


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

Construction Corner

District-Wide: Restoration:

Crews will return to work sites of multiple locations in our service area to perform pavement and yard restoration this spring.

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement:

Through April, intermittent road closures are possible on areas of Main Street, Park Drive, and Cora Street. Project complete: July. Project Investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining

Through July, lane restrictions are possible on Mandell Road and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation. Project complete: August. Project investment: $1,230,000

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance:

Crews will be performing waterline maintenance throughout The District. Work involves turning valves, which may cause discolored water. Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Replacement:

The District is upgrading all bulk water stations. Stations may experience short-term service outages.

Winter Averaging

One of the most frequent billing questions our customer service department receives is regarding winter averaging. This is a billing method The District uses to give you a break on sewer billing costs during the summer, which are higher water usage months.

If you are eligible, The District calculates your water consumption used during the winter months as the basis for sewer charges throughout the year. This means that you will not pay additional sewer charges for water used for lawn irrigation, washing cars, landscaping, gardening, or filling pools.

Most eligible customers are put on winter averaging automatically. You can opt-out of winter averaging, especially if you use a high amount of water over the winter with low use in the summer.

The winter averaging changes to your bill do not appear until you receive your May bill.