Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects
12560 Middleton Pike, P.O. Box 348, Bowling Green, OH 43402 - 877-354-9090

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Additional Assistance for Water & Sewer Bills Soon Available
Through the State of Ohio’s Home Relief and Small Business Relief Grants

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, - The Northwestern Water and Sewer District wants area residents and businesses to know about two programs funded through the federal CARES Act available to help individuals and small businesses with their water and sewer bills during the COVID-19 crisis.  The State of Ohio recently announced information on the Home Relief Grant, designed help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.  The Small Business Relief Grant (SBRG) is also designed relief to Ohio businesses to assist with utility payments.

Ohioans will be able to apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020. Ohio households with an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for assistance.  For more on how to apply for the SBRG, click here.  These funds will be limited, so those in need are encouraged to apply as soon as possible beginning November 2, 2020. 

Complete information on how to apply for this program is available at the State of Ohio’s Development Services Agency.  

In addition to this grant, District customers who are eligible may also apply for assistance using The District’s Pay-It-Forward Program.  Pay It Forward uses generous donations from our customers to help one another with water & sewer bills during a financial emergency.  Donations are forwarded to the Salvation Army to assist people in need to keep their utilities on.  More information on how to donate and apply for this program is available at

Ohio Dept of Health


From the Ohio Department of Health- CLICK HERE or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH for eeverything you need to know to 
prepare for, and protect yourself from the Coronavirus.


The Wood County Health Department has a link for important updates from Health Commissioner Ben Batey, as well as important COVID-19 data for Wood County. 
Click on the picture below.


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To our Northwood Businesses,

I hope that this letter finds you, your business and your employees well during these strange pandemic times.  I am reaching out to let you know that, although our offices may be closed during this time, The City of Northwood is here for you.  We have several key pieces of information that we are keeping up to date on our Website and Facebook page.

We would also like to inform you that during this event, the City will not be enforcing the temporary sign code.  We feel that this would help your business to keep the public in the know by allowing temporary signs to be placed in viewing areas where cars and people alike would be able to easily see that you are open for business, if this is the case, and felt this would be especially helpful for those who are in the food industry. Please note that this does not in any way, shape, or form mean that you should not heed the advice of our Governor.  Please use your judgment and the State of Ohio’s letter in identifying if you are an essential business for operation purposes.

We are in this together and remain hopeful that this will make our community stronger in the long run, but for now, we must work together, with the State of Ohio to make sure we are doing our part.

Stay safe.

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Toledo Chamber of Commerce COVID-19

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping all local businesses being impacted by the Covid-19/Coronavirus stay up-to-date on the information and resources available in our region. 
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