Greater Cincinnati Water Works http://wvxu.org en Rain barrels highlight conservation efforts across Hamilton County http://wvxu.org/post/rain-barrels-highlight-conservation-efforts-across-hamilton-county <p>Rain barrels decorated by students and artists from around the Tristate are on display at the Cincinnati Zoo. The 2nd annual Rain Barrel Art Project sponsored by Save Local Waters is part of a push to raise awareness about environmental education and, of course, to get more people to capture rain water to reduce water usage.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:28:04 +0000 Tana Weingartner 25370 at http://wvxu.org Rain barrels highlight conservation efforts across Hamilton County WV chemical spill has passed; intakes being reopened http://wvxu.org/post/wv-chemical-spill-has-passed-intakes-being-reopened <p>Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) plans to reopen its water intakes along the Ohio River Thursday at 2 p.m. The utility reports water samples indicate the chemical from the Elk River spill in West Virginia has passed through the area.</p><p>“Our water quality team has not detected the chemical in the Ohio River water since 4:00 a.m. this morning,” said Tony Parrott, Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:49:18 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21941 at http://wvxu.org WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply http://wvxu.org/post/wv-chemical-spill-not-affecting-local-water-supply <p>The chemical spill affecting water supplies in a large portion of West Virginia has the <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/about-greater-cincinnati-water-works/water-sources-resource-protection/" target="_blank">Greater Cincinnati Water Works</a> keeping a close eye on local water quality.</p><p>"Currently the spill has not reached the Cincinnati area," says Communications Officer Michele Ralston.</p><p>The spill occurred in the Elk River which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. The Kanawha flows into the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:43:49 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21698 at http://wvxu.org WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply Water utility leaders discussing business model in Cincy this week http://wvxu.org/post/water-utility-leaders-discussing-business-model-cincy-week <p>Hundreds of water and sewer utility managers from the across the country are in Cincinnati this week.&nbsp; They're here for the <a href="http://www.nacwa.org/">National Association of Clean Water Agencies</a> 2013 summer conference. &nbsp;<br>Some topics being discussed include innovative management, financing and a more resilient business model for public utilities.<br><br>Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Tony Parrott said the industry is experiencing a rebirth.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:09:47 +0000 Jay Hanselman 15018 at http://wvxu.org Water utility leaders discussing business model in Cincy this week Cincinnati establishes Global Water Technology Hub http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-establishes-global-water-technology-hub <p></p><p></p><p>Cincinnati, known for its advanced water technology, is looking to cash in on the innovation and help other cities in the process.</p><p>At a Monday news conference City Manager Milton Dohoney announced the&nbsp;formation of a&nbsp;<strong>Global Water Technology Hub. </strong>He said, "This is the next step of carrying Cincinnati's legacy of being an historic water innovator and this technology will also be an accelerator for technology and innovation in the water industry."</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:27:42 +0000 Ann Thompson 10430 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati establishes Global Water Technology Hub