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Bike Month

Water Quality
Water/Wastewater training

Portage River Water Trail

Ozone Action Season

Performance Measures

Safety Initiatives

Welcome New Member



Finally! It's Bike Month

There are events for every type of cyclist in May’s Bike Month activities. Join a group ride, ride your bike to work, or learn more about cycling for recreation and more

Water Quality
Training Opportunity for Water/Wastewater Professionals

Register by May 2

Last chance to register for this valuable workshop.

“Field Training & Asset Management for Water and Wastewater Operators and Engineers”
Wednesday, May 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, Toledo

Human Assets: How to manage and motivate your staff
Asset Management: How to comply with Ohio EPA regulations
Asset Management: How to take action
GIS – Inventory of assets
Financial assistance programs
SCADA systems for water and wastewater treatment plants
Field Demonstrations: Sewer and manhole assessment,   hydrant inspection

The registration fee is $40 for TMACOG members and $75 for non-TMACOG members. Attendees will be provided a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and will take home a flash drive with presentations. Operators and Professional Engineers will earn up to 6.0 contact hours.

For more information contact TMACOG Water Quality
Planner Kris Barnswell: 419.241.9155, ext. 1123 or

Interest in Portage River Water Trail

People from Pemberville in Wood County to Port Clinton in Ottawa County and communities in between have looked at the recreation potential of the Portage River for many years. Plans were recently dusted off for a proposal to include a water trail project in the Ohio State Capital Budget. While that funding opportunity did not come through, state agencies dealing with waterways say that the idea has merit and preliminary plans are more


Ozone Action Season Underway

Ozone is created on long sunny days when the winds are calm. In those conditions, volatile organic compounds from vehicle emissions, gas grills, lawn mowers, and spray paint hang in the more

Performance-based Planning Taking Shape

TMACOG and other metropolitan planning organizations are now required to include safety performance measures in transportation planning more

Road Safety Initiatives

Spring weather means more motorcyclists on the road and more people taking driving vacations – some of them looking for directions while they drive. Ohio DOT is increasing safety outreach to try to prevent more



Thank you New Members
Welcome to the Maritime Academy of Toledo and the Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo.

The Maritime Academy of Toledo (TMAT) joined TMACOG in April. They will be caucusing with the School Districts, and Colleges & Universities Caucus.

The academy is a tuition-free public school serving about 300 students in grades 5 through 12. They offer career technical education programs including Maritime Occupations and Marine Environmental Science which are not offered at any other school in more

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Upcoming Events

Water/Wastewater Training
Wednesday, May 9,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza
Contact: Kris Barnswell, 419.241.9155

ext. 1123

Summer Caucuses and Forum with State Lawmakers
Wednesday, August 1, 8 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Penta Career Center,
9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155
ext. 1107