Artesian of Pioneer (AOP) is a corporation which has been in business for 50 years providing water treatment services. AOP wants to expand into the water providing business by drilling into the Michindoh Aquifer and piping the water to customers outside of the aquifer district. The company has reached out to 8 or 9 communities in Fulton, Lucas, and Wood counties informing them of the company’s ability to serve their water needs. The communities involved already have access to Toledo’s water supply (Lake Erie), but costs are rising and they are looking for a cheaper alternative. Ed Kidston, the company CEO believes that the Michindoh Aquifer can supply water needs for this expanded population area for the next 40 years.