Rib-Off attendees still concerned about water safety - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Rib-Off attendees still concerned about water safety

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

It's been almost a week since Toledo's water emergency. At the Rib-Off in Maumee on Thursday, people were still talking about it. So were the ribbers, and how it affected business.

There are still skeptics about the safety of the water. Some don't trust the city and haven't touched their water tap.

"We have bottled water and I have a son that's got a well," said Debbie Holmes at the Rib-Off. "I'm one of those people who don't trust nobody."

Others, though, weren't as skeptical, but they believe Toledo water users need assurances there won't be another emergency.

"I think they need to get started on it right now so it doesn't happen again," said Dave Gibson.

The water emergency shut down local business Sidelines for two days. Owners say they plan to make up for lost business at the Rib-Off and hope Toledo officials learned a valuable lesson.

"I like to think that since this happened, maybe it's going to get some stuff in motion to take the proper precaution and steps to control the situation," said Alan Heer of Sidelines.

Owners of Deet's Barbecue agreed.

"You really can't [make up the lost business]. You miss those customers. This weekend is planned for every year. [We'll] never make up for the two days we lost," said Lisa Deeter of Deet's.

Both agreed on one thing, though: the drinking water is safe.

Follow Toledo News Now:  

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story.Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • 30 Degrees Colder Saturday?!

    30 Degrees Colder Saturday?!

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:22:07 GMT
    The high temperature Friday afternoon reached 76° at Toledo Express Airport.  Saturday will be very different. Winds early in the day will shift to east/northeast.  This will bring air in across the cold waters of Lake Erie and the Maumee Bay.  Areas of haze and fog will be possible with the best chance of rain holding off until late in the day.  Temperatures will vary greatly across northwest Ohio. Readings south of route 6 may be in the 60s while temper...More >>
    The high temperature Friday afternoon reached 76° at Toledo Express Airport.  Saturday will be very different. Winds early in the day will shift to east/northeast.  This will bring air in across the cold waters of Lake Erie and the Maumee Bay.  Areas of haze and fog will be possible with the best chance of rain holding off until late in the day.  Temperatures will vary greatly across northwest Ohio. Readings south of route 6 may be in the 60s while temper...More >>
  • TPD: 12-year-old Toledo girl missing

    TPD: 12-year-old Toledo girl missing

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:59:58 GMT
    Jimmia Williams (Source: Facebook)Jimmia Williams (Source: Facebook)

    Jimmia was also reported missing in mid-March but was located a few blocks away from where she went missing. 

    More >>

    Jimmia was also reported missing in mid-March but was located a few blocks away from where she went missing. 

    More >>
  • Maumee Police Officer retires after 35 years

    Maumee Police Officer retires after 35 years

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:49:22 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    At 22-years-old, Sgt. TJ Stratton began working at the Maumee Police Department. He didn't leave for 35 years. 

    More >>

    At 22-years-old, Sgt. TJ Stratton began working at the Maumee Police Department. He didn't leave for 35 years. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly