Electric energy is sold under uniform rate schedules through the service area and Fostoria’s electric power is provided by AEP Ohio, North Central Electric Cooperative and Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative. These companies serve the entire Fostoria area. Voltages available range from 69kV to 345 kV from numerous transmission lines. Certain customers are qualified to receive patronage capital refunds. North Central Electric and Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperatives purchase their power from Buckeye Power, Inc.
Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. serves the Fostoria area with a competitively priced natural gas supply and transportation services. Columbia Gas provides access to diverse sources of supply, the majority of which originates from the southern and southwestern United States and Ohio fields – including the largest storage field capacity in the northeast. Columbia Gas offers a host of technical services, including engineering consultation, for a multitude of industrial applications.
Water & Sewer
Fostoria’s water is supplied by the municipal water works. Obtained from the east branch of the Portage River and impounded in six up ground reservoirs, it is purified, softened and stored in a clear well and two towers. Peak daily use is 3.673 million gallons (average use is approximately 2.89 million gallons, annual peak, 5.5 mgd) with a plant capacity of 6.0 million gallons per day. Well water also is available in most sections of Fostoria at approximately 115 feet.
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