District plans to update old waterlines

Projects totaling $1.88M improve pressure, quality


Several old, undersized waterlines are slated for replacement or abandonment in Rossford, with the Northwestern Water and Sewer District set to begin work on most of the projects this month. Some streets will be torn up, but access to driveways will be maintained.

District Engineer William Barber said the improvements would mean better pressure and improved water quality and fire safety for rate payers, and reduced maintenance costs for the district. The total cost will be $1.88 million.

“There’s a good reason for every one of them,” he said. “And they are only some of the projects we have under way in our service area.”

The Rossford projects are:

● Rinker Court — A waterline replacement and extension with new hydrants and installation of new lines to homes and meters.

● Colony Court — Replacement of a small-diameter line and installation of new lines to homes and meters.

● Water Street — An eight-inch cast iron line will be decommissioned because it is not needed.

● Eagle Point Road — An unneeded six-inch waterline will be capped and disconnected.

● Elm Street — A four and six-inch line under the pavement will be replaced with a 10-inch line.

● Colony Road — A loop line will be installed to Hillside Drive for better circulation.

● Superior Street — A six-inch cast iron line in the business district downtown will be decommissioned.

● Buck Road — A connection will be installed from Bates Road to Lime City Road to eliminate hammering.

Rossford is part of a River Road project that will replace a 12-inch cast iron waterline extending to Perrysburg Township.

The line dates to 1924 and imparts rust, Mr. Barber said. The cost is $1.65 million. Bidding is expected to be open in May or June.

The district also has sanitary sewer projects planned, including replacement of the Colony Road pump station ($140,000), improvements on Hillside Drive ($286,000), and replacement of the force main and pump station on Jennings Road ($1.38 million).

— Carl Ryan