EDITOR’S NOTE: The Following letter was sent to local elected officials about the water crisis and the Toledo Airport. If you have a Letter to the Editor about something involving NW Ohio or anything, please email it to US HERE
Mayor Collins and Toledo City Council Members,
I have heard several reports that we had to use air transportation to get water samples out to various locations for testing over the past weekend. Is it true that we used the Toledo Airports to assist in this task?
If it is true, can you imagine how much longer it would have taken if the towers at the Toledo Airports were shut down? As you know, that is a realistic possibility in the future. Or, from a different angle, how much better would it have been if we had a busy airport with lots of traffic? We could have flown in water on airplanes from many different cities to help alleviate the crisis.
I realize that there is much to do to remedy the situation with Lake Erie, but being proactive with economic development and airport development could go a long way to helping provide solutions to the water issue and assisting in a crisis in the future.
I hope you will revisit your decision about the Toledo Airports. A better airport will only help you accomplish your goal of cleaning up the water coming out of Lake Erie.
Dear Mr. Wuwert,
We are still learning about the many ways that the water crisis affected our community, and your letter certainly presented an aspect that I have not seen mentioned before. Toledo’s airports are valuable assets and should play an important role in the economic development of our city.
Thank-you for taking the time to share your perspective.
Toledo City Council