August 12, 2014

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.

August 6, 2014

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.

Program Progress

62% Complete
Started in 2002
Completed in 2020

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.