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The City of Sylvania is looking into new options for their water supply

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Sylvania currently gets their water supply through the City of Toledo but after the water crisis some residents are pushing for another option.  

"I would welcome Sylvania's own water supply," said resident Kathi Harris. "And hopefully it will be reliable this time, and what happened last week won't happen again because that was way past ridiculous."

Others say having their own water supply in Sylvania would put them at ease.

"Just to feel that we control our own utilities and that we're responsible for what happens instead of depending on someone else would be great," said Marilyn Jarrell.

Mayor of Sylvania Craig Stough says the city has talked about their own water system in the past. He says that since the water crisis and rate increases they are now looking into the option again.

"Toledo has always supplied all the water we could use," said Mayor Stough. "It was always safe, but now with residents pushing for it we are dusting off the study and we are going to take another look at it."

The Mayor says the city has already purchased a right of way coming from the consumer power plant just north of the border in southern Michigan.

"We had hoped to incorporate that second water intake into a Toledo regional system," said Stough. "Toledo has rejected that idea, but if they are going to keep raising our water rates we are going to take another look at that and make a decision."

The Mayor says it may take years before the city is able to get its own waterline, but that it may be their best option. 

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