Greater Cincinnati Water Works

Cincinnati government
1:25 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

City combining utility administrative functions saving money

Credit Sarah Ramsey

So far the city is saving money by merging the administrative functions of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, the Metropolitan Sewer District and the stormwater utility.  

A council committee got an update Tuesday.  

The savings right now is projected to be $55 million during the next decade.  That is less than the initial feasibility study suggested, but officials are still crunching the numbers.  

Director Tony Parrott said so far, so good.

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Public Utilities
3:11 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Ohio EPA Director tours Greater Cincinnati Water Works

Cincinnati's "New City Water Works" Pump Station was built at the turn of the last century. This is where water comes directly from the intake on the Ohio River via a large pipe running under the river.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Greater Cincinnati Water Works is getting a pat on the back from the head of the Ohio EPA.

During a tour of the Richard Miller Treatment Plant, EPA Director Craig Butler lauded the facility's work and quick response to emergencies like the recent fuel spill on the Ohio River.

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Public Utilities
6:31 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Hidden Works: What's really inside that house?

What's really hiding inside this Kennedy Heights home?
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Water is a big topic these days. There's a scarcity of it out West. Algae blooms shut down Toledo's drinking water system earlier this month, and Cincinnati remains on the leading edge of water technology. But those are all obvious. We see or hear about them frequently.  WVXU went looking behind-the-scenes at a hidden aspect of our water delivery system - something thousands of Cincinnatians pass each day but never truly see.

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Cincinnati budget
4:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Cincy Council could determine water rates this week

Last week Cincinnati Council members could not agree on whether to raise city water rates.  They will try again during a public hearing Monday.
 

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Environment
11:28 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Rain barrels highlight conservation efforts across Hamilton County

Sixth and eighth grade students from Anderson's Immaculate Heart of Mary school painted several rain barrels on display at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

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.

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