In 2019, the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) Program achieved several Consent Decree Long Term Control Plan Critical Milestones. Final Completion was granted for the International Park Storage Basin, Swan Creek North Sewer Separation, and Paine and Fassett Regulator Modifications projects. With the completion of these projects, the untreated sewage that enters our area waterways continues to be reduced.
2020 promises to be an exciting year for the TWI Program. Construction will be completed in late spring for the last project, the Downtown Storage Basin. With its completion, an estimated 650 million gallons of untreated sewage will be eliminated from our waterways on an annual basis. This will improve public health and recreation by improving the quality of our rivers and streams.
Also in the early fall of 2020, we will be entering the Compliance Phase of the TWI program. Post-construction compliance monitoring is the final step in the TWI Program. Upon completion of all construction, the City of Toledo will initiate a 12-month program to collect real data on the performance of the facilities. This data will be evaluated and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to determine if the City has meet all of its ConsentDecree requirements.