TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo City Council has voted to move forward with the regional water agreement.
WTOL 11 reports the Council voted unanimously Tuesday to give the city's approval for the deal to distribute water to eight area communities.
In a statement on Twitter, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz applauded the vote.
"Tonight we achieved something that has eluded our community for over 50 years - true, regional cooperation with our suburban neighbors on water. Decades from now, future generations will look back on today as the day we decided to finally put aside our petty differences and to compete as a region," Mayor Kapszukiewicz tweeted. "As public officials, we are unlikely to ever take another action that more positively affects the future of our city & region. Moving forward, our committment will be to use this same model of cooperation to address the other issues - from public transportation to economic development to fire service - that face NW Ohio."
The deal now goes to the other eight communities for their approval.