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Water
6:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Cincinnati establishes Global Water Technology Hub

Booky Oren, former Executive Chairman of Mekorot, Israel's National Water Company and current Chairman and CEO of Booky Oren Global Water Technologies
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati, known for its advanced water technology, is looking to cash in on the innovation and help other cities in the process.

At a Monday news conference City Manager Milton Dohoney announced the formation of a Global Water Technology Hub. 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."

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MSD
5:28 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Keeping a lid on sewer costs

MSD has a new computerized tool to keep track of costs and prioritize projects
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The EPA says every year 14 billion gallons of wastewater is dumped into the Mill Creek. This is because  Cincinnati's sewer system is too old to handle the stormwater runoff and it mixes with sewage in one series of pipes.

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Hamilton County
3:34 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Hamilton Co Commission could vote on MSD policy Wednesday

Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Hamilton County Commissioner could now vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the Metropolitan Sewer District to end its responsible bidder policy on contracts.  

The commission last week said it's bad for business.  

But some Cincinnati Council Members who approved the policy are defending it.  

Chris Seelbach said it's designed to make sure job training is a part of the multi-billion dollar plan to rebuild the sewer system.  

He said he's working with Commission President Chris Monzel on a solution.

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Sustainability programs lauded
4:13 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Federal officials praise Cincinnati's green initiatives

From L to R: EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A trio of deputies from the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation toured sites along Cincinnati's proposed streetcar route Thursday. They're checking out sustainability projects such as rain gardens and housing developments.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:41 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

County orders MSD efficiency review

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are ordering a performance and efficiency review of the Metropolitan Sewer District.

The utility is undertaking a multi-billion dollar, federally mandated system upgrade.

Commissioner Chris Monzel proposed the review.

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