BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees approved officers for 2019 and selected a consulting firm to conduct a District-wide rate study at the Thursday, January 10 Board of Trustees meeting.
Mark Sheffer was reelected to serve as Board Chairman. This will be his fourth consecutive year as chairman. Mr. Sheffer resides in Weston and serves as a municipal appointment. His current board term will expire in December 2021.
Steve Arnold was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Arnold lives in Bloom Township and serves as a township appointee. His term expires in December 2021.
Melinda Kale was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Kale is a resident of Rudolph, Ohio, and is a township appointee whose term expires in 2020.
The board also adopted a resolution selecting the consulting firm of Raftelis, who have partnered with Greeley and Hansen and Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD., to provide services to conduct a comprehensive rate study. The study will begin later this month and is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s board members are appointed three each by the townships, municipalities, and Wood County Commissioners. They serve approximately 19,800 water and sewer customers in Wood, Hancock & Sandusky counties.
With over $230 million in assets, The District maintains over 440 miles of water distribution pipe, 8 water towers and over 3,800 fire hydrants. Sewer maintenance includes 355 miles of collection pipe, 12 wastewater treatment facilities and over 5,000 manholes.