Sylvania, Monroe County looking into possible water agreement with Detroit

Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough discussed the consultant hire with Monroe County (WNWO).

The City of Sylvania is looking into some backup plans for its regional water decision.

Monday night at their council meeting, the city agreed to join Monroe County in paying a consultant to look into possibly joining Detroit's water supply.

Monroe is covering more than $33,000 of the near $50,000 cost.

This would allow the two areas to take water from Lake Huron, instead of Lake Erie.

Sylvania's Mayor Craig Stough would prefer the Toledo Area Water Authority, however.

"I think it comes down to Toledo's approval. All of the other customers have signed the agreement to proceed with it. Not one of them has said they're going to leave. They would like to see it proceed, but we need to get moving ahead with it. That's the problem."

Stough estimates it'd cost around $100 million to connect a pipe with Detroit and Sylvania.

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