City of Perrysburg

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Notice of Planned Ditch Maintenance

January 17, 2023

The City of Perrysburg is planning to complete ditch maintenance activities that will begin after February 7, 2023 – weather and schedule permitting. The project location is on Eckel Junction Road, from Ohio CAT to Taylor Kia. Public Utilities employees will be removing sediment and vegetation from the ditch on the south side of the road. Lanes will be reduced, but traffic will be maintained.

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.

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.  Anyone with questions about the project, can contact Lauren Rush, Stormwater Technician, at 419-872-8074.