Two local men heading to The Bahamas to help with recovery effort

Published: Nov. 8, 2019 at 4:48 PM EST
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The Northwestern Ohio Water and Sewer District provides water and sewer services in four Northwest Ohio counties. This weekend, The District is expanding its services. Two employees are going to The Bahamas Sunday. They will be using their expertise to help people and places devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Todd Saums and Tom McGrain will help with troubleshooting and repairing water and wastewater systems. They leave this Sunday and will return November 18th.

The trip is part of a non-profit called Operators Without Borders. The organization helps with post-disaster recovery work on water and wastewater utilities in The Caribbean.

The two will be joining a Canadian crew. At this point, Saums and McGrain are the only Americans to offer their services to the Operators Without Borders program.

Fellow operators and members of the Ohio Water Environment Association along with Baker and Associates raised money to fund the trip.