Newsletter – August 2021

Water Leak Kit

A leaky toilet can possibly double your water bill. The District wants to help you find and take care of toilet leaks. We are offering free leak kits for anyone wanting to find leaks and fix them. Items include:

  • Dye Testing Strips
  • Toilet Flapper
  • Toilet Tank Bank
  • Faucet Drip Gauge

The leak kits are available to anyone while supplies last. You can pick one up during our regular business hours at our main office, 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio.

You may not be able to see or hear some water leaks. This is why we want you to use these tools to check on common plumbing issues. Keep in mind that leaks that happen within your home are your responsibility. Larger problems may require the assistance of a licensed plumber.

You can also track your water use online when you sign up for AquaHawk. You can set up text or email notices to alert you when your usage is high.

Protecting Our Lake

The District has a basin in Northwood that can hold 2 million gallons of water during heavy rain events. The basin stores the water until it can be treated before going to Lake Erie. Reducing sewer overflows is a priority in keeping our water clean. The above photo shows the tank at full capacity this July.

"Flushable" Wipes

The District reminds its customers that bathroom wipes advertised as " flushable", antibacterial wipes, and baby wipes should be thrown away and not flushed. These wipes do not break down quickly enough to be sent through the sewer system. They become lodged on roots in the sewer lines and wrap themselves around pumps in sewage lift stations. The only things that should be flushed down a toilet are " the 3 P's: Paper, pee, and poo."


District Board of Trustees Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are in-person and open to the public. If you can't make it, you can also listen in via Zoom.

Construction Corner

Center Township: Waterline replacement:

Expect lane and shoulder restrictions on County Home Road for waterline replacement. Project complete: December. Project investment: $358,000.

Lake Township: Water Tower:

Expect construction traffic and possible shoulder restrictions on Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads for water tower construction. Project complete: August 2022. Project investment: $4 million.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation:

Intermittent road closures are possible throughout the Village of Weston for sewer rehabilitation. Project complete: October. Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide: Hydrant flushing:

Through October, on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in Northern Wood County. Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if water becomes discolored.

Lemoyne Road Water Tower

Lemoyne Road Water TowerThe Lemoyne Road Water Tower is rising from the ground in Lake Township. Crews are wrapping up work on the pedestal. You will notice a " lull" in construction through the winter. This is because a specialized crew is needed to build and raise the steel section or " bowl" on top of the structure. At this time, we expect work to resume on the top portion of the tower in the spring of 2022.

The $4 million tower will store 1.5 million gallons of water. It will serve approximately 8,000 homes and businesses in the City of Rossford, the City of Northwood, and the Village of Walbridge as well as Lake, Troy, and Perrysburg Townships.

The site will also feature a new bulk water station.