The Press Newspaper
Construction of a 1.5-million-gallon water storage tank along East Broadway in the City of Northwood is complete.
Jerry Greiner, executive director of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District, said the project, which began in the spring, was completed last week.
The tank, called a clearwell, will provide back-up storage capacity for the district’s water system and is required by a provision in the district’s contract with the City of Toledo, which sells water to the district.
The East Broadway booster station will be linked to water lines servicing an industrial-zoned area bordered by U.S. 20, State Route 420, and Pemberville Road in Troy Township where the district is installing water and sewer lines and other infrastructure being partially funded through the state’s Jobs Ready Site program.
Greiner said the project will cost about $7.2 million, including $2.4 million coming from the Ohio Department of Development, which administers the Job Ready Site program.
Dominion East Gas Company, which owns much of the property in the JRS area, is providing about $2.35 million and the district is providing that amount through a revenue bond.
A 500,000-gallon water tower along State Route 582 was completed in June as part of the project.
In all, about 14,300 feet of water lines will be installed. Greiner said bidding for installing the lines should be completed this month and construction could start in November.
The City of Toledo and Troy Township have partnered to form a Joint Economic Development District covering the site. The city will provide water and sewer service and share income tax revenues with the township from businesses locating in the JEDD.
Sewer lines and the booster pumping station will also be linked to a sanitary sewer project in the Stony Ridge and Lemoyne areas.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency determined in the mid-1990s that septic systems in the Stony Ridge and Lemoyne areas were not meeting water quality standards and were polluting Henry, Packer, and Two Root creeks as well as groundwater sources.