Newsletter – July 2018

Harmful Algal Blooms

During the mid-to-late summer months, our region is affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our lakes, rivers, and water reservoir storage basins. Because The District distributes water from five different water sources, we partner with all of our treatment facilities to stay informed. We encourage you to do the same!

You can get updates online, on TV, in print, or on social media during HAB season. The District also has a list of resources online and will update our website and social media with any changes or concerns regarding conditions in our drinking water sources.

Customer Care

Paperless Billing
Online billing is convenient and a great way to go paperless! You can pay by credit card or e-check, or you can draw from your bank account to pay automatically. Best of all, there is no charge to pay your bill electronically! You can also receive bill notifications by e-mail and text. If you already have an online billing account with The District, look for the "Electronic Billing" feature after you log in to your account.

Water Quality Report

At The District, there is nothing more important than providing our customers with safe, reliable water. As part of this mission, each year we publish water quality reports referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Because The District distributes water from multiple sources, we issue a total of ten reports for communities in Wood, Hancock, and Sandusky counties.


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.

Perrysburg Township-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.

Hydrant Flushing

On weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing and testing fire hydrants in Northern Wood County. Residents are advised to flush water from taps if water becomes discolored.

Sprinkler Tips

It's important to know exactly how much water your plants need before you turn on the sprinkler. This can help to reduce runoff as well as decrease the need for pesticides and fertilizers. Try to avoid watering mid-day, when the sun is more apt to evaporate the water before the plants absorb it. Watering times should change depending on the weather in your area and the type of vegetation you have. If water begins to pool, simply turn off the sprinklers. Pooling water can lead to overwatered plants and the possibility for weeds and fungus to grow.

Board Appointments

Each year, three of our board members have three-year terms expiring December 31st. These three board seats are appointed by the 13 municipal members and 20 township members of The District as well as the Wood County Board of County Commissioners.

Nominations are sought during July of each summer and a ballot is prepared in August for these members' jurisdictions to vote on. After balloting, winning candidates will be seated on the Board for the three-year term beginning January 1, 2019 -- one member for the municipalities, one for the townships, and one to represent the County Commissioners.

Eastwood Elementary Career Day

Eastwood Elementary SchoolOn May 29th, Eastwood Elementary School held a Vehicle Career Day for students. Members of The District had a great time showing students the features of one of our camera trucks and answering students' questions about how we maintain our sewer system with technology!

Thanks go to Eastwood for giving us the opportunity to educate these students!