The Toledo City Council this week received a highly detailed assessment of the town’s water and sewer systems. The city’s consultants laid it on the line that Toldeo’s water and sewer treatment capabilities need to be upgraded. The consultants strongly suggested that the city needs to get busy. An immediate tactic to achieve that goal would be to raise utility rates annually going out a number of years.
The consultants studied Toledo’s various utilities and quickly recommended that the town could use a few rate increases starting at 3% a year. Toledo’s water, sewer and storm issues are, in so many words, overdue for upgrades. So it’s a triple whammy.
The City Councll reviewed the consultant’s findings and recommendations to keep the toilets flushing, fresh water in the kitchen for cooking, and paying attention to the town’s storm drains. The council took no former action on the matter but likely will review all the consultant’s data within a month or two and then they’ll see where they go from here. Officials say it might all come together at the city council’s scheduled meeting on May 21st.