Vote May Be Needed To Form Water Authority

(Toledo, OH)   Toledo voters may have to decide on whether the city joins with its suburbs in a regional water authority.  

Toledo's law department is researching the city charter to find out if the proposed water authority can move forward without voters getting a say.  

The Toledo Area Water Authority was announced last month by Toledo and eight suburbs as a way to keep water rates low for everyone. A vote by each community's legislative body is due by mid-March to keep the proposal moving forward. 

Toledo's mayor has scheduled a series of Thursday evening information sessions in each of the six council districts to explain the regional effort to the public.

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