Newsletter – October 2019

Regional Water Update

Following a unanimous decision by Toledo City Council to approve the " Toledo Uniform Water & Supply Agreement" in early September, The District wanted to share information about water options with member communities and customers.

On September 5, we held a public meeting to explain options to District customers who receive water from Toledo. Speakers included Rex Huffman, who has worked for years on developing the legal foundations of The District's water supply contracts.

According to Huffman, " The current contract with Toledo is the fairest and most uniform agreement to date. It's good for District customers and for business and jobs."

Ted Bennett from Jones & Henry Engineers Ltd. discussed a joint study between the cities of Perrysburg and Maumee and The District to compare the Toledo water supply option to switching to water supplied by The City of Bowling Green.

Many municipal, township, and village leaders in attendance asked great questions. We will continue to look into these options and answer additional questions over the next few months. Once the review of our options is complete, our Board of Trustees will make a decision, most likely in late fall.

Presentations and studies from all four of our regional water meetings are posted on Northwestern Water & Sewer Website. We urge you to take some time to research the hard work we have put into this very important decision that will impact your water source for years to come.
Jerry Greiner, District President

Attention District Snowbirds...

If you are going to be away from home for longer than 30 days over the winter, you may want to consider turning off your water service. You?ll avoid the minimum monthly charges and there's no charge to shut off your water.

Keep in mind you will have to winterize your plumbing to keep your pipes from breaking, so this may not be a good option if you are gone for only a few weeks. Interested? Call our office 5 to 7 days before you leave. We can schedule a time to turn off your service. Be sure to contact us in advance of your return.

Sprinkler Shut Off

Before the ground freezes, it's a good idea to winterize your sprinkler system to avoid damage to your outdoor and indoor plumbing over the winter.

Winterizing your sprinkler system can be done if you have good knowledge of backflow and plumbing systems, but we recommend you contact a professional certified irrigation expert.


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, November 11 for Veterans Day & on Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving

Construction Corner

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing

On weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., crews will be flushing and testing fire hydrants throughout The District.

Millbury-Sewer Lining

Through October, short-term lane restrictions are possible throughout the village for sewer lining. Project investment: $840,000.

McComb-Stormwater Separation

Through November, lane and alley restrictions are possible near Main Street, between High and Center Streets for stormwater separation. Project investment: $152,000.

Northwood-East Broadway Valve Installation

Through October, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews between Wales and Andrus Roads for valve installation. Project investment: $480,000.

Rossford-Sanitary Sewer Work

Through December, lane restrictions are possible on Eagle Point Road and Birch Drive for sanitary sewer lining. Project investment: $1.2 million.

Weston-Meter/ Meter Pit Relocation

Through October, short-term water service shut-offs are possible in various locations in Weston for meter pit relocation. Project investment: $303,000.

Lateral Help

Lateral HelpThe District is responsible for repairs on the public portion of your service lateral. As a homeowner, you are responsible for repairs and maintenance of the private side. If you are having trouble with your lateral, please contact a plumber to determine the location of the problem.

If you are having issues and suspect that it is caused by draining stormwater from the yard or sump pump discharge, contact us. We can pay for up to half of the cost (the maximum grant is $2,000) for repairs to your private lateral if you can show that the repair will remove stormwater. Email Mark Davis if you are having problems with your lateral that you may be eligible for assistance