Newsletter – February 2022

What to Do for a Water or Sewer Emergency

Duty Person Jay Graham responds to an after hours water leak. Did you know that in the winter, the chances of a water main break rise due to the cold?

The District works hard to maintain all 458 miles of waterlines and 365 miles of sewer pipe. While water and sewer emergencies don't happen often, when they do, it is important to know whom to call.

The District has a staff of licensed operators that rotate "on-duty" to keep our system in operating order after-hours. We make sure there is someone there to assist in case of emergency 24/7/365. You can contact us during regular office hours weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at (419) 354-9090 or toll-free at (877) 354-9090.

After hours and holidays, The District works with county sheriff's offices to dispatch our operators. The numbers are as follows: Wood County (419) 354-9001, and choose option 9 Hancock County (419) 422-2424 (McComb) Henry County (419) 592-8010 Keep in mind that you're responsible for plumbing and pipes inside your home and to the curb.

Board of Trustees Update

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees accepted the reappointment of three current members during a recent board meeting. The Board of Wood County Commissioners, member townships, and member municipalities each appoint three trustees on staggered 3-year terms. The Henry County Commissioners appoint one member for a 3-year term. The board welcomes back Mark Sheffer, Municipal appointment, Steve Arnold, Township appointment, and Douglas Miller, Wood County appointment.

Welcome Maddie Keller

Maddie KellerIn January, The District welcomed Maddie Keller to the team. Maddie is an accountant and will be assisting the efforts in our finance department. Before coming to The District, Maddie worked for Ohioans Home Healthcare. Last August she completed her bachelor's degree in Finance at Bowling Green State University.

District W.A.T.E.R. Grants

Each year, The District offers area educators a $500 grant to support teaching students about the importance of taking care of our water. The Water And Environment Teacher Education Resources (W.A.T.E.R.) Grants have helped many educators pay for resources to add to improving their current water curriculum or inventing new ways to keep students involved. Last year we awarded $3,800 in grants to Elmwood, Eastwood, Northwood, Otsego, and Rossford local schools. This year, we have extended our deadline. If you know a teacher who might be interested in this opportunity, please contact Theresa Pollick at or (419) 354-9090 EX. 193 email Theresa.

Construction Corner

Investing in Our Communities

Center Township: County Home Waterline Replacement Project

Through February, lane restrictions are possible on County Home Road, north of Kramer Road, for waterline replacement. Project complete: February. Project investment: $358,000.

Lake Township: Water Tower

Through August 2022, crews will be constructing an elevated water tank on Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads. Project complete: September 2022. Project investment: $4 million.

Perrysburg: Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Through March, southbound West Boundary Street between Front Street and West Sixth Street is reduced to one lane for sewer work. Additionally, at this time, Indiana Avenue between West Boundary Street and North Ridge Drive is closed for sewer work. Project complete: April. Project investment: $747,000.


District Board of Trustees Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Join us via Zoom teleconference.

Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week is a time to encourage you to find and fix household water leaks. EPA's 14th annual Fix a Leak Week will take place March 14 through 20, 2022. Follow us on social media for more info.