BLOOMDALE -- A new water main will provide a solution to Bloomdale's long-term water needs, according to Jerry Greiner, president of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. - The new 12-inch-diameter line will be about 28,000 feet long.

BLOOMDALE -- A new water main will provide a solution to Bloomdale's long-term water needs, according to Jerry Greiner, president of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. - The new 12-inch-diameter line will be about 28,000 feet long.

The connection will replace the village's water plant, which has encountered well problems.

Interim water plant improvements were made by the water district, and an emergency line was built to reach additional but low-producing water wells.

The district also moved a coin-operated drinking water unit into the community. The unit uses a nine-step treatment process to purify water for consumption.

This was done to protect users from contamination for the short term, until a new, long-term water main can be built.

With the USDA financing, construction of the water main should occur during 2014. The Bowling Green-supplied water should be flowing by the end of 2014, Greiner said.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District serves about 17,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky and Ottawa counties.

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