Newsletter – September 2019

Better Bathroom

Bathrooms are the largest water users in the home. Did you know that by replacing your old fixtures with EPA WaterSense products, you can save money on your bill?

Here's How:

  • Switching your shower head to a WaterSense model saves 2,700 gallons of water annually.
  • Replacing the aerators on your faucets with WaterSense aerators saves 700 gallons of water annually.
  • For just a few dollars, a new toilet flapper ends leaks that can waste 30 gallons of water or more per day.

Remodeling an older bathroom with WaterSense labeled fixtures can save up to $150 annually on your utility bills. EPA WaterSense fixtures pay for themselves quickly and save you money.

Regional Water

Talks continue with the City of Toledo and the eight contract communities for a new water contract. Several drafts have been completed with the most recent version following further discussion within the "technical advisory committee." Specifically, they talked about the several exhibits that need to be completed as part of this process.

We anticipate that a final version of this agreement will be ready for review by the end of August. We are planning another public meeting to review the 2-to-3 regional Wood County options that have been studied over the past few years. That date has not been set yet.

Economic Development

The District has been a partner in many exciting new projects under development in and around Wood County. Construction on three major developments and planning for several smaller developments is currently underway.

The First Solar project, located at Tracy Road and SR 795 will be complete in 2020 and will create many jobs. Amazon's new fulfillment center is under construction in the Crossroads in Rossford. This development will also offer significant employment opportunities. The District was able to partner with Amazon to construct an important water distribution infrastructure that will enhance future development in the area.

NSG is constructing a glass production facility in Troy Township to supply materials to First Solar. Again, The District was able to partner with the developer and local agencies to construct the water and sewer lines, with an eye toward potential future development in additional acreage in the area.

We are also improving infrastructure to plan for the future and to strengthen our system for current customers. A new elevated water storage tank is under design and is scheduled for construction next year. Existing sewers are being repaired and rehabilitated to reduce stormwater in our sewer systems to free up capacity for future development.

Our ability to plan, design, and construct infrastructure in a timely manner is critical to development. In many cases, the privately-owned companies are on a fast-track schedule that some governmental agencies are unable to meet. Our Board and staff have experience in all phases of the development process. Contact us if we can help you in any way.


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.

Construction Corner

Current Projects

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. Residents are advised to flush water from taps if water becomes discolored.

McComb Wastewater Treatment Plant

Watch for construction traffic around Scott Street in McComb. Project investment: $7.6 million.

Northwood-East Broadway Valve Installation

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

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.

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote disaster and emergency planning. The City of Dayton lost power to its water treatment plant following a tornado. Many remember the " Do Not Drink" advisory in Northwest Ohio. More commonly, water leaks can lead to boil advisories in any part of the country.

No matter what causes a disaster, water is a necessity in any emergency kit. It is recommended you have at least one gallon per day per person/pet for three days. Keep in mind that those with health issues may need more water. Your emergency water can be bottled, come from a sanitized container, and should be stored in a cool dark place.