Gov. John Kasich’s administration on Thursday chose a Perrysburg Township farm as a backdrop to announce $150 million in state loan money to help cities deal with expenses related to mitigating Lake Erie’s toxic algae problem. http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/15/Ohio-provides-150M-in-loans-to-fight-algae.html#4xgs7HB2zRXX0K4X.99
Monday’s torrential downpour contributed to the algae problem with massive sewage spills, although their duration has not yet been quantified and posted online. When heavy rains deluge combined sewer systems – where storm water and sewerage can mix – the volume can overwhelm systems and spill untreated sewage into waterways, including the Maumee.http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/12/Downpour-contributes-to-algae-problem.html#RfF28SXIhmb14KtQ.99
A public meeting on Toledo sewer rates turned into a discussion of the water crisis when audience members got the chance to ask questions Monday night. City officials explained to the public why their sewer rates could be increasing by more than seven percent each year for the next six years.http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1082185#.U-qCb8Ig_IU
The sewer-rate increases keep on coming for the Toledo Waterways Initiative, but so too do the projects designed to reduce the city’s sewage pollution by 80 percent, city officials said during a hearing Monday evening.http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/08/12/Few-attend-sewer-rate-session.html#CRZ7SYhoZPU7rh0r.99
Residents are getting the chance to speak about a possible hike in their sewer rates.http://www.toledonewsnow.com/clip/10462826/toledo-officials-hold-public-meeting-to-discuss-sewer-rate-increase
For more than a decade, the city of Toledo has been working to keep raw sewage out of our streams, rivers and lake.
It’s through a program called the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) and in order to be finished on time and in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Toledo sewer rates could be going up.http://www.13abc.com/story/26254407/city-requests-sewer-rate-increase
Toledo City Council has scheduled a public meeting to review a proposal for a six-year rate increase to finance the final phase of the sewer project known as the Toledo Waterways Initiative.
The ordinance, which was discussed during the panel’s agenda review meeting Tuesday, asks for users to pay about $13 a quarter more during each of the next six years.
Toledo City Council members Monday got their first look at the Collins administration’s proposed six-year rate increase to finance the final third of the city’s $521 million sewerage project known as the Toledo Waterways Initiative.http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/05/Council-looks-to-temper-rate-hikes-to-fund-sewer-project.html#s6cTTffcKIJU7bFE.99
Water and sanitary sewer rates are going up in Toledo. City officials say it’s necessary to complete the city’s Waterways Initiative Program, an ongoing project to reduce water pollution in Toledo.http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/26176466/toledo-water-sewer-rates-to-increase-over-6-years?autostart=true
The City of Toledo has pre-qualified five construction companies to bid on the Ottawa River Storage Facility project, taking place in Joe E. Brown park. This is the largest project in the TWI program, with a total cost estimated at … Continued
The Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) program encompasses more than 45 separate projects over the course of 18 years, at a total cost of $521 million. This bar shows how close this program is to completion.