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City of Toledo moves ahead with aging water line replacement project

Aging water lines and infrastructure have led to a number of sinkholes in the city. Aging water lines and infrastructure have led to a number of sinkholes in the city.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo city officials are working to move ahead with a program that would replace aging water lines.

City officials say this would greatly reduce water main breaks and sinkholes, which have plagued Toledo.  The project will cost around $19 million, and that money will come out of a water bond fund.  About nine miles of new water pipes would be installed in different parts of the city.

"This portion of the water main replacement program will take place in all parts of the city throughout many residential areas," said Joel Mazur, Assistant Chief of Staff for the City of Toledo. "It's really important because it cuts down on the sinkholes, provides enough pressure to the water lines for fire suppression, and it protects our services, our water service to the residents."

City officials are hopeful council members will pass this soon so that a lot of the work can get done before the winter. 

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