January 31 was a watershed moment for the Toledo region. On that day, the leaders of nine communities made the decision to break from the past and look to the future by creating the Toledo Area Water Authority, or TAWA.
Less than a year ago, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce stepped forward to identify and fund an independent facilitator to guide the development of a new regionally governed water authority. It was imperative for success to bring in someone from outside the region with industry experience. And that is exactly what the Chamber did.