Major Projects

In order to provide our customers with a plentiful supply of high quality water, Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) optimizes water treatment processes and operations and proactively replaces over 30 miles of aging water mains each year. These enhancements also improve water flow and pressure.  At GCWW, we strive to be a leader in regional solutions. Some projects helping us achieve these goals are:

 

Ashtree Drive, Cedar Avenue, and Woodburn Avenue Water Main Replacement

Water mains will be replaced along the following streets and some adjoining side streets over the next several months:

  • Ashtree Drive/Casey Drive/Firtree Court/Monterey Court (Cincinnati)

  • Cedar Avenue/Lathrop Place/Cary Avenue/Elkton Place/Budmar Avenue/Marlowe Avenue  (Cincinnati)

  • Woodburn Ave/Jonathan Ave/Pleasant View Ave/Ruth Ave/St. Leger Place/Blair Ave (Cincinnati)

The existing water mains in these areas are between 38 and 116-years old.  The replacement projects are expected to be finished by August 2014

The Ohio EPA will make available for public information a Limited Environmental Review of these Water Main Replacement Projects.  You may review the document here or at the Ohio EPA’s website at (www.epa.state.oh.us/defa/public_comment.aspx).  A hard copy is also available for viewing at GCWW’s Administrative office on Spring Grove Avenue.  If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail upon its release, please contact Rose McLean of Ohio EPA at either:  rose.mclean@epa.ohio.gov or (614)644-3664. 

 

Madison Road Water Main Replacement Project

Greater Cincinnati Water Works crews are replacing aging water mains along Madison Road from Dana Avenue to Drake Avenue to improve water reliability. New 48-inch and 16-inch water mains will replace existing water mains, which are over 100-years old. This water main replacement project is expected to be finished by May 2014.

The Ohio EPA will make available for public information a Limited Environmental Review of this Water Main Replacement Project. You may review the document here or at the Ohio EPA's website at www.epa.state.oh.us/defa/public_comment.aspx under the "WSRLA" tab in the Documents Available for Review list. A hard copy is also available for viewing at GCWW's Administrative office on Spring Grove Avenue. If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail upon its release, please contact Rose McLean of Ohio EPA at either: rose.mclean@epa.state.oh.us or (614)644-3664.

 

Kennedy Connector Water Main Replacement Project

Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) is replacing aging water mains along Madison Road in Oakley. The infrastructure replacement project is being coordinated with the Department of Transportation and Engineering’s Kennedy Connector Project in effort to minimize disruptions and lower costs.

A new 48-inch concrete water main is being installed as well as 8-inch, 12-inch and 16-inch ductile iron water mains.  The large 48-inch main will be installed across Duck Creek Road using the Kennedy Avenue Bridge substructure for support. The new water mains will improve water capacity and system reliability. Construction began in July 2012 and was completed in the 2013.

 

UV Treatment At Miller Treatment Plant

Construction is now under way on a $30 million 19,600 square-foot Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Treatment Facility at GCWW's Richard Miller Treatment Plant. City officials broke ground on the project in November 2010. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified UV disinfection as one of the best technologies to protect against certain contaminants in drinking water such as Cryptosporidium. When operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration, and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) adsorption. The project is scheduled to be finished in 2013.

 

Kemper Road Tank

The Kemper Road Tank will be located in Sycamore Township and will support the immediate areas near the tank, as well as Mason and eventually Lebanon.

After a year of designing the 3 million gallon elevated tank, construction began in the summer of 2011 and was completed in 2013.

 

Water Service to Lebanon and South Lebanon

Construction work to lay more than 23,000 feet of pipe to provide water service to the City of Lebanon and Village of South Lebanon is now complete. By partnering with GCWW, both communities will receive increased water quality and reliability to meet future water demands. A pump station has also been built to deliver water to both Lebanon and South Lebanon.

The project kicked off in 2009 and was completed in October of 2012 - three months ahead of schedule. 

 

Lebanon Feeder Phase 5 Water Main Project

A new water main will be installed along US 42 between Bethany Road and Mason Morrow Millgrove Road over the next several months.  The project was completed in 2013.

The Ohio EPA will make available for public information a Limited Environmental Review of these Water Main Replacement Projects.  You may review the document here or at the Ohio EPA’s website at (www.epa.state.oh.us/defa/public_comment.aspx) under the “WSRLA” tab in the Documents Available for Review” list.  A hard copy is also available for viewing at GCWW’s Administrative office on Spring Grove Avenue.  If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail upon its release, please contact Joe Jellick of Ohio EPA at either:  joe.jellick@epa.state.oh.us or (614)644-3667.

 

West Liberty Avenue and Murray Road Water Main Replacement Plan

Water mains will be replaced along the following streets and some adjoining side streets over the next several months:

  • West Liberty/Atson/Drott/Fairbanks/Blanchard/Wessels/Sliker/Dorothy/Carson/Mayfield/Ridlen
  • Murray Road

The existing water mains in these areas are between 50 and 100-years old.  Both replacement projects have been completed.

The Ohio EPA will make available for public information a Limited Environmental Review of these Water Main Replacement Projects.  You may review the document here or at the Ohio EPA’s website at (www.epa.state.oh.us/defa/public_comment.aspx) under the “WSRLA” tab in the Documents Available for Review” list.  A hard copy is also available for viewing at GCWW’s Administrative office on Spring Grove Avenue.  If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail upon its release, please contact Joe Jellick of Ohio EPA at either:  joe.jellick@epa.state.oh.us or (614)644-3667.