News from BG: September 20, 2023

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities Outage Reporting

While the City works every day to minimize utility interruptions, inevitably outages do occur.  To improve the way Bowling Green customer’s report an electric, water, or sewer outage, the city has partnered with Cooperative Response Center, Inc (CRC).  

CRC began taking Bowling Green customer outage calls on September 19th at Noon for outages related to electric, water, or sewer. Bowling Green customers will call one number (888-807-2583) to report an electric, water, or sewer outage 24 hours a day.  

CRC is a nationwide 24/7 call center that assists over 400 public power utilities, like Bowling Green.  With four call centers in the United States, and years of experience, CRC is capable of handling large call volumes in an efficient manner as well as dispatching City utility crews to restore service to the customer.   

Previously, customers would call a different number based on the type of outage or the time of day.  Having one number for customers to call 24 hours a day will simplify the outage reporting process. Also, utilizing CRC will keep other City staff focused on their primary responsibilities for Bowling Green residents.  Again, customers should call (888-807-2583) for any utility outages related to electric, water, or sewer.  

Customers can improve the outage response time by keeping their contact information up to date with the Utilities Business Office. If a customer calls CRC from a phone number that is associated with the utility account, CRC will automatically know the account information, such as service address where the outage is likely occurring. This capability can shorten the response time for CRC as well as the utility crew that responds to the outage.

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Native Plants

Stormwater Management

About 70% of pollution in our waterways comes from stormwater runoff. Native plants can slow that runoff to a crawl or stop it altogether. And a good planting also supports our all-important pollinators at the same time.

You can use native plants anywhere on your property and capture some of their benefits. This includes foundation plantings and other typical landscape beds.

Native plants might be a different aesthetic than we’ve become accustomed to. They aren’t your grandmother’s roses! There are a few tricks, however, to taming the ‘wild’ look if you’re hoping to baby step your way into a landscape that does more than just hide the house’s foundation...Read on for more Native Landscaping Tips

Native Plants Utility Insert

Wood County Park District's Fall Plant Sale:

Thursday, September 21

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cedar Creek Preserve

4575 Walbridge Road Northwood, OH 43619


StreetScan to Begin September 20th

To help improve the conditions of City streets, Bowling Green is partnering with StreetScan, a company that has assessed streets in over 280 communities in North America. Beginning September 20th, residents may notice a marked, “StreetScan”, vehicle with equipment mounted to its roof, driving throughout the City. 

StreetScan employs vehicle-mounted sensing technology to assess road conditions in normal traffic flow. The system utilizes its technology to determine the health of each street and to identify road defects including potholes, bumps, and cracking. This data helps the municipality to identify and prioritize repair needs. 

Questions about this work should be directed to the Public Works Department by calling 419-354-6227.


Fire Division Open House

September 30th

The Bowling Green Fire Division is excited to announce the return of their annual Open House on September 30th, from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Pearl Street Fire Station. This is a family-friendly event to allow residents to explore the Fire Station, meet Firefighters and learn more about how to keep their families safe at home and away.

Activities Include:

  • Fire Extinguisher Demonstration at 10:00 AM
  • Live Fire Demonstration at 11:00 AM
  • Auto Extrication Demo at 11:30 AM
  • Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (For a Donation)
  • Station Tours
  • Opportunity to Operate a Fire Hose
  • Explore Fire Trucks
  • Watch the Jaws of Life at Work
  • Learn Fire Safety Tips

The Pearl Street Fire Station is located at 1060 Pearl Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402. This event is free to attend, and no registration is required.

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