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Rossford working on a plan to keep their water safe


The City of Rossford is working on a plan to ensure the safety of their water. Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnon says they are doing what they can to prepare for the possibility of another water crisis.

"We have thousands of water bottles on standby in case that crisis were to happen again," said MacKinnon.

MacKinnon also says they are in the process of upgrading their sewer system.

"We still had some homes that were on septic systems," said MacKinnon. "So now they will no longer be on septic systems."

The City of Rossford contracts with the Northwest Sewer and Water District.

District Leader Jerry Greiner says moving forward the district is looking at all their options in order to keep the water safe and be prepared if another crisis occurs.

"We're looking at all our options as we always do in our 20 or 30 years of operations," said Greiner. "We'll try to work out where there's economic development needs."

Nrgie Salon and Spa in downtown Rossford suffered a big hit during the water crisis. Employee Allison Bartley says they use the water a lot throughout the day.

"It's on your hair, and then if you have color on your hair," said Bartley. "We didn't know how it was going to react, even when they lifted the ban as far as saying shower quickly, but when you have bleach or color on your hair that's not a quick rinse."

Bartley says the staff are very happy to hear that the city and district are working on a plan.

"I think that it needed to happen," said Bartley. "I think we should have one regardless, so it's nice to see that they're stepping up, especially working in a business like this."

Even though the city has a stockpile of water ready Bartley says the salon has their own just to be extra cautious. 

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