(Bryan, OH) An effort to form a regional water authority is quickly turning into a regional water war.
Bryan residents are fighting back against a proposal to allow Toledo's suburbs to tap into their water supply. City Council voted last night to oppose any effort by Maumee, Sylvania or other cities to get water from an aquifer that serves Williams County.
Critics say the suburbs would drain 14-million-gallons of water from their well, leaving longtime users dangerously short on supplies. A number of communities are sharing in the cost of a $150,000 study to see if the underground aquifer would be a good drinking water source.
Suburban leaders are looking for other water sources after plans to join Toledo in a regional water authority broke down.