Newsletter – August 2018

McComb Update

Built in 1936, the wastewater treatment plant for the Village of McComb will soon be replaced. The Ohio EPA is requiring the plant to be replaced with a new facility that meets modern standards. The new plant will be a state-of-the-art oxidation ditch plant that will process the community's sewage and discharge clean, treated effluent to Rader Creek. It will also treat high wet weather flows that currently can discharge into the stream. Bids for the project have been accepted and the cost will be approximately $7.1 million.

The entire project is funded through a grant and loan from USDA Rural Development. The residents of the community will pay for a portion of the project through a debt service charge as part of their monthly rates. The District Board has agreed to subsidize the overall cost to lessen the impact on customers in the Village of McComb. Work is expected to begin in the fall of 2018 with completion set for one year after commencement. Sewer service will remain throughout the construction period.

Bulk Water

The District wants to remind our customers that if you have bulk water needs (over 1,000 gallons) for agriculture, construction, or late-year pool filling, we can help. We provide quality potable bulk water at one of our six bulk water stations located throughout the area. Water costs $8 per 1,000 gallons. Each site has safe access for large trucks and trailers.

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing crews are moving to Rossford, Northwood, Lake Township, Perrysburg Township, and Troy Township. If you notice discoloration in your water, run it to flush your pipes.

Announcements

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.

  • Our office will be closed on Monday, September 3 to observe Labor Day.

Construction Corner

Millbury-Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Through August, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer work and manhole repairs.

PerrysburgTownship-Rockledge Subdivision

Through September, intermittent lane restrictions are possible in the Rockledge subdivision for waterline installation. Local access will be maintained.

Perrysburg Township/Rossford-Waterline Replacement

Through August, lane restrictions are possible on Vineyard and Groce Streets in Rossford and on White Road and Riverbend Court in Perrysburg Township for waterline replacement.

Perrysburg Township-Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Through October, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township, north of SR 795, for sewer work and manhole repair

Flower Watering Tips

Flower Watering TipsLast month we talked about how you can better use your irrigation systems and save water. Continuing this month, we're focusing on flowers! To keep your flowers flourishing all summer long, always check the first 3 inches of the soil of your plants. It should always be moist, and if not, it's time to water! Try to water flowers in the morning hours between 6-10 a.m before the hot sun is able to evaporate the water. Aim water directly at the roots of your flowers, rather than the foliage. This will ensure that your plants absorb the water they need and even makes for less water waste!

Lead Service Line Update

The District is in the process of removing lead service lines in Rossford and Northwood. The District will replace all 322 known lead lines in the above areas. Residents have been notified of the work and will continue to be updated throughout the project. According to District Engineer Tom Stalter, construction on the over $800,000 project will continue through next summer.

The contractor, Speer Bros., Inc., is replacing the lead service lines from the water main to the right-of-way and installing a new meter pit and meter. This will require a 3-4 hour shut-off for each home, depending on the extent of replacement necessary. " We won't be able to determine the extent of replacement until we start work on each home. We will address each home on a case by case basis," said Stalter. Work is expected to wrap up in the summer of 2019.