Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.
Richard Seline with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."
Cincinnati Council is expected to vote Wednesday to issue $8 million worth of bonds to finish another portion of Smale Riverfront Park. That borrowing likely will mean city homeowners will not see a decrease in a portion of their city property taxes.
Issuing bonds is essentially the same thing as taking out a mortgage on a house. You get a large lump sum of money up-front and then pay it back over a long period of time. The city sets aside a portion of its property tax revenue to make these payments.