German Township residents say water board is all wet

GERMANTOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Germantown residents are sounding off after a board that they didn’t elect is making decisions without their input.

The German Township Board of Trustees did announce a re-evaluation of a project that would bring city water to part of its rural areas.

The plan comes from the Valley View Water and Sewage Board after a tense meeting earlier Monday with more than 200 people.

Controversy of water delivery in Germantown.  (WDTN Photo)
Controversy of water delivery in Germantown. (WDTN Photo)

Many of those same people also packed the meeting at the German Township offices Monday night

The biggest concern many people have is they feel the Valley View Water and Sewage Board is going over their heads to install city water.

The Board of Trustees say the water board legally does not have to ask permission of homeowners.

Some weren’t aware until recently about the project. Others feel they should have a voice in the process.

The water and sewage board is taking another look at the project during their next meeting.

On average, some homeowners on Eby Road were saying the assessment for the project would cost them around $14,000.

One person said he was looking at a $26,000 assessment.

It’s a high price to pay, they say, for not having a say in the matter.

We’ll keep track of the plan’s progression and let you know how it turns out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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