|Water, sewer projects planned|
|Written by JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN Sentinel County Editor|
|Friday, 10 August 2012 10:28|
Water and sewer lines are being planted from one end of Wood County to the other. So engineers from the Northwestern Water and Sewer District outlined the latest projects Tuesday evening for the Wood County Planning Commission.
Bill Barber, district engineer, explained that lines was being extended to several areas thirsty for public water, and sanitary sewers were being stretched to areas under orders to no longer pollute from septic systems or aging overflowing sewer lines.
In most cases, the water is petitioned for by residents, and the sewers are ordered by environmental and public health agencies.
Once these projects are completed, the only municipality to still not have sanitary sewers in Wood County will be Bairdstown.
Questions were raised about continuing efforts to find more water sources for Wood County needs.
“We’re working very diligently on this, and we are making progress,” Wood County Commissioner Jim Carter assured.
Following is a list of some of the water projects being undertaken by the district this year:
• Waterline extension to U.S. 23 area south of Risingsun.
• Extension to Cygnet area, which just recently joined the district. According to Barber, Cygnet is under orders to connect to a water system due to water quality violations.
• Custar and Milton Center waterline extension. Custar, which is one of the original members of the water and sewer district, has been asking for water for years, but sufficient funding was not available, Barber said. The project has now received about $1.1 million in grants, and is one of the best funded water projects ever undertaken by the district, he added. The villages already have sewer services.
• Weston area, including Sand Ridge Road, Weston Road and Mill Street are getting waterline replacements. “We’re trying to stay up with the aging waterlines,” Barber said.
• River Road waterline replacement west of Perrysburg. Some of those lines were originally constructed in 1924, causing water quality issues now.
• Multiple waterline replacements in Rossford, with some of the lines there installed nearly 100 years ago. Some of the lines on Superior Street will be changed, since some of the businesses there are still linked to the old LOF waterlines, Barber said.
• Upgrade to the pump motors at the Rossford pump station, which is located under a four-lane road. The upgrade will make way for a million gallon clearwell. “That helps us with future growth needs,” Barber said.
• Perrysburg Township master meter.
Among the sewer projects planned for the year are:
• Installation of sanitary sewers in areas of West Millgrove, Hattan, and Bays-Bradner roads in southwestern Wood County. According to Barber, a great deal of stimulus and grant funding was secured for theses projects. “We’ve taken advantage of those stimulus funds to bring down the costs for people there,” he said.
• Sewer extension to Rudolph Road area. This project still lacks funding, and is a relatively high cost for few homes. “It needs some financial help,” Barber said.
• Improvements completed at the Weston wastewater treatment plant. The district recently took over the system for the village.
• Force main completed to Hull Prairie/Hannah Road.
• Demolition of wastewater treatment plant at Country Manor development. The plant condition was so poor, it would not qualify for permit approval, Barber said.
• Sanitary sewer replacement in Rossford, at Beech Street and Glenwood, plus relining of sanitary sewer in Tree Streets area.
• Pump station replacement on Jennings Road in Rossford. According to Barber, Rossford has several sanitary sewer overflows into the Maumee River. “That’s all going to be eliminated,” he said.
• Replacement of aging lateral lines in the Northwood-Homecraft area.
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