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File #: O-417-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 8/16/2019 In control: Law Department
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into Uniform Water Purchase and Supply Agreements with each of the following jurisdictions: Fulton County, Lucas County, City of Maumee, Monroe County on behalf of South County Water System, Northwestern Water and Sewer District, City of Perrysburg, City of Sylvania, and the Village of Whitehouse; waiving, to the extent applicable, Section 3 of Ord. 582-10 and Section 3 or Ord. 606-07; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Eileen Granata
Attachments: 1. Memo, August 16, 2. Agreement, 3. Exhibit E, 4. Audio: COW 20190826-Regional Water, 5. Audio: Agenda Review 8/27/2019, 6. Audio: City Council Meeting 9/3/2019
Label
Regional Water Agreement
DPU
Ed Moore (x-1800)

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into Uniform Water Purchase and Supply Agreements with each of the following jurisdictions: Fulton County, Lucas County, City of Maumee, Monroe County on behalf of South County Water System, Northwestern Water and Sewer District, City of Perrysburg, City of Sylvania, and the Village of Whitehouse; waiving, to the extent applicable, Section 3 of Ord. 582-10 and Section 3 or Ord. 606-07; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
Over the course of the last several years, the city has been in discussions and negotiations with other jurisdictions regarding the supply and purchase of surplus Toledo Water within the region. The jurisdictions participating in these discussions include Fulton County, Lucas County, City of Maumee, Monroe County on behalf of the South County Water System, Northwestern Water and Sewer District, City of Perrysburg, City of Sylvania, and the Village of Whitehouse. In response to those discussions and to move the regional water discussion forward, on Nov. 6, 2018 the voters of Toledo passed Chapter XV of the City of Toledo Charter, which established a Regional Water Commission providing a participatory vehicle for jurisdictions with water contracts with Toledo to participate in the capital and water rate setting process.

Since the passage of Chapter XV, the city has been working with above named jurisdictions to arrive at a uniform water supply and purchase agreement that protects the integrity and capacity of Toledo's water system and balances the interests and concerns of all parties. This Ordinance presents a uniform water agreement for consideration by Council.

Securing the above jurisdictions as Toledo water customers under long-term contracts spreads the fixed and operational costs of the water plant, main distribution lines and related systems among a larger customer base, helping to keep water costs affordable ...

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