We mentioned in our December newsletter that we were taking a close look at rates. Based on inflation, there will be an increase in rates as of January 1, 2018. The average increase is as follows:
The average family of four using 6,000 gallons of water per month will see an additional charge of $1.50 for District water. The average District charge for sewer will amount to an additional $2.
It is very important when you look at your bill to note that this increase is IN ADDITION TO the charges of the cities that supply your water or sewer treatment. Remember, your actual increase depends on the specific area you live in within the District's service area.
Check Your Crawl Space
If you have pipelines in an unheated garage or cold crawl space beneath the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet. Hardware or building supply stores have good pipe wrapping and materials available.
Seal off access doors, air vents, and cracks. Repair broken basement windows. Winter winds whistling through overlooked openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. However, don't plug air vents your furnace or water heater needs for good combustion.
Over the past year, The District has been involved in discussions on forming a regional water authority with the City of Toledo and eight other area water users.
The Wood County Economic Development Commission issued their study regarding alternative sources for water using the City of Bowling Green's water treatment facility.
We are investigating all options and weighing the variables. Our goal in the decision-making process is to ensure we can secure a fair, stable long-term rate for our customers.
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 offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
- Monday, January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Monday, February 19, President's Day
Through June 2018, lane restrictions are possible in Millbury for sewer work and manhole repairs.
Perrysburg Township-The Hamlet Subdivision
The water line project in Hamlet is expected to start in the spring.
Perrysburg Township-Sanitary Sewer Repair
Crews will be repairing sewers throughout Perrysburg Township through the fall of 2018. Intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township during construction.
The following work was approved by the board:
Mccomb: Waterline Improvements
Waterline improvements were approved to replace an aged waterline along portions of Todd, Scott, South, and High Streets. Construction is scheduled to start in late winter.
Rossford: Waterline Relocation
Crews will relocate a water line near the intersection of Buck and Lime City Roads. Work is expected to begin in the spring.
Weston - Waterline Project
Waterline installation along Silver Street in Weston is designed to improve fire protection and water service. Work is expected to begin this winter.
2018 Budget Outlook
Our finance team recently finalized our 2018 operating budget, here is an overview of the year ahead!
Mccomb Water & Sewer Update
In 2016, The Village of McComb in Hancock County asked The District to assume responsibility for its water and wastewater systems, following increasing regulations from the Ohio EPA.
In just six months, The District's water quality team was able to assure clean, safe water for the community. The District received a green operator's license without restriction for improvements to the facility. Operators also enhanced the reservoir, to ensure an adequate water supply. The District engineering team made improvements to the media and automated monitoring system. Work at the water plant will include improvements to the pumping station and a clear well storage facility.
The District's primary focus in McComb this year will be building a new wastewater plant. This will replace the original plant built-in 1943. After reviewing many funding sources to keep costs low, The District has been able to secure grant and loan assistance from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. We hope to have the facility operational in 2019 to bring the wastewater system into compliance with current regulations.