Downpour contributes to algae problem

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.

Program Progress

100% 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 $529.65 million. This bar shows the construction phase of the program is completed.