The Lucas County Commissioners unanimously voted today to seek a state of emergency declaration for the county so they can recoup relief funds for the water crisis.
The declaration, which was approved 3-0, is retroactive to the start of the water advisory at 2 a.m. Saturday. It was lifted early today.
This is the first step in seeking federal funds for money spent on wages and other expenses related to the water advisory. It is not a guarantee of financial assistance.