Newsletter – September 2021

McComb Milestones

In mid-August, The District opened the doors to welcome the McComb community to celebrate clean water at the new McComb Water Reclamation Facility. Although construction on the $7 .6 million facility was completed in late 2019, the ceremony and tour had to be delayed due to the pandemic.

The new plant receives wastewater from the Village of McComb's sanitary system and treats on average 310,000 gallons per day. According to District Engineer, Tom Stalter, "Having the new plant online and treating the wastewater has already improved water quality in this rural community. We are thankful to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their grant and loan assistance to help fund this necessary project."

With the help of a grant from the USDA, The District was able to keep the costs to McComb residents low.

The Village of McComb joined The District in 2016, following EPA compliance issues with their water and sewer systems. The District continues to invest in both systems to provide clean, safe water to this rural village, including a sewer replacement project on Main and Park Streets, and replacing the filters at the water plant.

Parking Lot Repair

Our red trucks drive over a million miles each year to provide water and sewer services. With our tires constantly in motion, our parking lot needs repair. If you have plans to visit our facility to make payments, you may have to park in a new area. Also, our payment drop box may be temporarily relocated. Updates will be available at and on social media. We ask for your patience during construction. Work should be complete in mid-October.

Code Red Sign Up

While water and sewer service outages are rare, it's critical to get notified when boil advisories or service outages
occur. The District, along with the Wood County Emergency Management Agency and other county agencies, have teamed up to offer CodeRED. CodeRED is a service that can alert you by phone or text when an emergency happens. Please sign up or be sure your information is updated today.


District Board of Trustees Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are in-person and open to the public. If you can't make it, you can also listen in via Zoom.

Construction Corner

Center Township: Water Line Replacement:

Expect lane and shoulder restrictions on County Home Road for water line replacement. Project complete: December. Project investment: $358,000.

Lake Township: Water Tower:

Expect construction traffic and possible shoulder restrictions on Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads for water tower construction. Project complete: August 2022. Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Sewer Replacement:

Through September, intermittent road closures are possible on SR 235 between Perrin Avenue and Bond-Preble Street, on SR 613 between SR 235 and Main Street, and on Cora Street between Main Street and south of Bond-Preble Street for sewer replacement and restoration. Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide: Hydrant Flushing:

Through October, on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., crews will be flushing hydrants in various locations in Northern Wood County. Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if water becomes discolored.

Community Cooperation: Rossford

Pictured left to right. Erik Blake, District GIS Manager, Grant Adams, District GIS Coordinator, and Esther Amoako, University of Toledo graduate student and part-time GIS Coordinator for the City of Rossford.

This summer, The District worked with the City of Rossford to provide expertise in setting up Rossford's new Geographic Information System (GIS). The District and Rossford also worked together to create a full-time job share position for a summer employee. According to Grant Adams, The District's GIS Coordinator, "The District's established GIS system needed assistance with data collection and input, while Rossford is in the process of establishing a GIS and asset management program. Neither of us needed a full-time employee, but together we were able to provide full-time summer employment to a UT graduate student." Esther Amoako plans to continue working part-time with the City of Rossford where she will input data gathered from multiple sources to develop Rossford's GIS system.