The city of Toledo has begun to work with other Lincoln County cities and communities to help enhance sources of drinking water for not only Toledo but for other communities with access to productive watersheds. It’s been a long-time vision that would create an inter-connected Lincoln County with water sources and back-up systems over a wide area.
At this time there has been some inter-city dialog between Toledo and far flung communities around the county. But, again, the dialog between city officials is in it’s infancy. Needless to say that cities involved will need some heavy lifting from the federal government’s piggy-bank. But the project is somewhere “out there” on the horizon – as long as communities in Lincoln County find it worthwhile.
The Toledo City Council would like to join Lincoln County cities, Water Districts and Industrial and Water Suppliers to establish a regional water system which would provide long-term water security for the entire county. It would all be part of what would be a Lincoln County Water System Alliance. It’ll take some time, but they’re working on it.