Notice of Planned Ditch Maintenance
The City of Perrysburg is planning to complete ditch maintenance activities after December 5, 2022 – weather and schedule permitting. This project is necessary to ensure that stormwater is adequately conveyed away from personal property, streets, and sidewalks to protect the health and safety of our community.
The project locations are both within the Maumee River floodplain off of W. River Road, specifically Davis Overlook and Reynolds Ditch. At Davis Overlook, work will only take place on city property. A portion of the upstream area of that body of water is on private property and work will not be taking place on that section. Reynolds ditch is located on the parcel between 27123 and 27149 W. River Road.
Excess surface and subsurface water must be removed through manmade ditches to prevent flooding and these drainage corridors must be maintained. Drainage on one property can significantly impact drainage of neighboring properties. For homeowners, inadequate drainage can lead to basement flooding, wood rot and ponding on their yards.
The City makes every effort to minimize impacts to the environment and surrounding easement areas when completing these maintenance activities; however, it is possible that some trees or structures in the right-of-way could be impacted by the project.
A tree service contractor hired by the City of Perrysburg will be removing downed trees, trees in the conveyance channel, and invasive vegetation for access. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Lauren Rush, Stormwater Technician, at 419-872-8074.