Northwestern Water and Sewer District Project Updates
12560 Middleton Pike, P.O. Box 348, Bowling Green, OH 43402 - 877-354-9090
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northwestern Water and Sewer District Rate Study
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, - At The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) there is nothing more important than providing our customers with safe water at a reasonable cost.
Perhaps one of the largest issues facing the water industry in the United States today is how households will continue to pay for increased costs for water and sewer systems. A national survey shows water rates increasing in 30 U.S. cities. Locally, it’s no different.
That is why The District is commissioning a formal rate study. We are currently seeking an outside, independent consultant to investigate the possibility of a customer assistance program and to look into an equal rate for all customers, including residential, multi-family, business and industrial. The rate study will also consider inflation and other potential future cost increases facing water and sewer utilities. The study will provide a ten year plan for future water and sewer rates.
According to District President Jerry Greiner, “Affordability, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulations are all challenges for any water & sewer utility; that is why we are looking at our entire rate system, to see if we can assist lower income users or help large consumers to take care of those who can’t afford the system or may be forced to lose their business.
We estimate the review of our current rate and billing structure will be complete by the fall of 2019.
Our goal is to be the premier water and wastewater provider in Northwestern Ohio. We are committed to sound financial management, responsible environmental stewardship, responsive public service, superior customer service, and responsible economic growth. We strive to field a skilled, respectful, and cooperative workforce dedicated to the highest professional and ethical standards; we support them with appropriate training and technology.
Theresa Pollick, Office: 419.354.9090 X 139, Cell: 419.806.1018; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE: Public Meeting Cancelled for 8/16/2018
The Public Meeting pertaining to a change in Code Section 1240.06, Sub-Section 169 previously scheduled for August 16, 2018 will be reset to a later date. After carefully reviewing the proposed changes to the zoning code, it was the City Attorney’s position that the language needs to be changed to comply with federal law.
The proposed zoning code change does not have any bearing on any individual property in the City of Northwood.
The City of Northwood has not received any recent requests for permits or applications to conduct business within the city that were related to the proposed zoning code language change. If we receive any such applications or requests for permits, the public is entitled and will be informed of those requests.
Edward L. Schimmel
Mayor of the City of Northwood
6000 Wales Rd.
Northwood, OH 43619