Newsletter – March 2022

Master Plan

Having an effective master plan in place supports the success of water and wastewater systems. A good plan enables the implementation of facilities and system planning of utility components. This year, The District will reevaluate the needs for water and sewer lines across our service area. This serves as an inventory of our current assets and gives us a look at future needs.

The District has surveyed our member townships, municipalities, and counties. While we have received comments and opinions, we are looking forward to hearing more.

Over the next several months, The District will engage our partners and attend meetings to discuss the master plan. We hope to gather information regarding community zoning and/or planning, water and sewer needs for existing development, economic development considerations, failing septic systems, and groundwater quality.

Following the meetings, The District will update the plan. We hope to publish the finalized plan late this year.

Board of Trustees Update

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees recently approved board officers. Mark Sheffer was re-elected to serve as Board Chairman for his seventh consecutive year. Melinda Kale was elected to serve as ViceChair, and Douglas Miller was elected as the Secretary. The District's board members are appointed by each of our member townships, municipalities, Wood County Commissioners, and one board member is appointed by the Henry County Commissioners.

Welcome Clayton Brown

Clayton BrownIn February, The District welcomed Clayton Brown to the team. Clayton is a project inspector and will be assisting the efforts in our engineering department. He graduated from BGSU in December with a Construction Management degree and previously worked for a residential home builder. Fun fact about Clayton, he is a triplet!

Pandemic Perseverance

Our organization is not alone in rising to the challenges brought forth by the pandemic and we’ve managed to best serve our customers while getting our work done each day.

We thank our amazing team for filling in when others have fallen ill or their families got sick. We also appreciate their innovation in getting the job done when we run into supply chain issues. Our office and field staff are dedicated to the jobs they do. We are so appreciative of our great workforce and their expertise in providing clean water. And to our customers, we appreciate your patience and understanding!

Construction Corner

Investing in Our Communities

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.

McComb: Waterline Project 

Through April, lane restrictions on N. Liberty Street between Oliver Street and Cooper Street, along W. Main Street from Rader Road to SR 613, on Pleasant Street between Maple and Cooper Street, and on N. Walnut Street for waterline replacement. Project investment: $539,000. Project complete: May.

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 on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Join us via Zoom teleconference.


Over the winter, there are some lawns, sidewalks, and paved areas that may have been disturbed by our emergency work or our construction projects. While we make temporary repairs, The District will return to those areas in need of attention when the weather permits. We appreciate your patience over the winter! If you have additional questions regarding the restoration efforts, please contact (419) 354-9090 Extension 170.