Newsletter – December 2018

Cold Weather & Your Water

While cold weather water issues are not common, they do occur. That is why The District wants you to be prepared before the brutal cold sets in with the following cold weather tips. Keep your heat on. This is especially important if you own vacant property. Keeping the heat set above 50 degrees is recommended.

Insulate indoor water pipes that are close to exterior walls. Allow a faucet to drip to relieve pressure & prevent pipes from bursting. Keep the doors to cabinets with pipes inside them open. Apply heating tape and/or insulation to water pipes. In the event of a main water line break with possible contamination from soils and microbes, The District may issue a boil advisory.

Often, these are limited to small areas, in which case notices will be placed on your door. In cases of larger affected areas, we notify customers using the CodeRED automated calling system.

Budget & Rate Update

The District is currently drafting our 2019 budget to determine if a rate change is necessary. Keep in mind that your water or sewer treatment provider may also increase their rates and this could also impact your bill, depending on where you live. Once finalized and approved by our Board of Trustees.

Regional Water

During the month of December, The District will host a regional water meeting to provide an update on the three primary water options for northern Wood County. This meeting will be an update to the regional water meeting we hosted last February.


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

  • Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24 at noon for Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day, and Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
  • The District office will also be closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Construction Corner

Rossford-Lead Service Line Replacement

Through April 2019, intermittent lane restrictions are possible in Rossford for waterline replacement.

Weston Waterline Replacement 

Through May 2019, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Center Street and Euler Road in Weston for waterline replacement.

Are You Contaminating the Water?

Water flows into your home from a series of pipes, but some homes have connections from hoses, sump pump drains, and other devices that can flow backward and cause contamination to the public water system. This is called backflow.

Preventing backflow is a divided responsibility. The District, in compliance with Ohio EPA (OEPA) standards, has been working on several improvements within our water system to prevent backflow.

Next year, The District will be installing backflow prevention devices in some areas of Middleton, Plain, and Center Townships. You as a water customer have the ultimate responsibility for maintaining your plumbing system. By law, you need to make sure you have proper devices to prevent backflow

Cold Weather and Your Water

We suggest to all of our customers that you update your contact information with CodeRED to be sure we can reach you in an emergency. If a boil notice is issued, heat your tap water until it reaches a rolling boil and let the water boil for one minute. Let the water cool, then pour into a clean container with a cover for storage.

Lastly, The District and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also suggest you keep a supply of water on hand in case of an emergency -- at least 1 gallon per day per person for three days. For questions, you can contact customer service at (419) 354-9090 on weekdays from 8-5. After emergencies after hours or on weekends call us at 419-354-9001.