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September 4, 2015
Algae Bloom Not Affecting Local Drinking Water

CINCINNATI – The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), together with various state agencies have confirmed the presence of algae blooms more than 25 miles upstream of Cincinnati.

"Drinking water from Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) is not affected by any algae blooms at this time," said Cathy Bailey, Greater Cincinnati Water Works Interim Director. If blooms do occur in our area, GCWW is prepared to treat for contaminants associated with the bloom.

June 8, 2015
Sewer, Water and Stormwater Departments Kick Off Student Intern Academy

The City of Cincinnati’s sewer, water and stormwater departments are partnering with the Cincinnati Public and Hamilton County partner schools, and parochial schools to kick off the ninth year of the Student Intern Academy summer youth employment for local students.

June 8, 2015
GCWW Receives Water Research Foundation Award

Leading the way in water research to better protect public health and deliver exceptional service, Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) is one of two utilities to receive the prestigious “2015 Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research.”

April 16, 2015
2014 GCWW Water Quality Report is Now Available

The 2014 Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cincinnati-oh.gov/waterqualityreport.  Paper copies are available upon request by calling (513) 591-7700.

February 27, 2015
No Impact Observed on Ohio River from Crude Oil Spill in West Virginia

Cincinnati – OH, All oil and contaminated soil from the site of the train derailment in southern West Virginia are safely contained, and site remediation is ongoing.

No oil has reached or will reach the Ohio River from this incident, and at this time the situation is no longer considered a threat to either the Kanawha or Ohio rivers.

February 20, 2015
Helpful Tips for Preventing Pipe Bursts from Frozen Pipes

Snow, ice and frigid temperatures often lead to frozen pipes.  To help protect residents and business owners from the expense and headache of dealing with frozen pipes, GCWW has a few tips to help keep the bursts at bay.

February 20, 2015
No Impact on Ohio River Expected From Crude Oil Spill in West Virginia

Response teams on site at the train derailment in southern West Virginia are reporting that little, if any, oil has reached the Kanawha River. Water samples have been collected hourly from the river. No oil has been detected in the samples.

GCWW will continue to stay in contact with the response teams to monitor the situation.

February 17, 2015
GCWW Monitoring Ohio River after Crude Oil Spill in West Virginia

Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) is carefully monitoring the Ohio River and taking all necessary precautions as a result of a crude oil spill on Monday, February 16, 2015 in southern West Virginia.

January 16, 2015
GCWW Victim Of Telephone Scam

Greater Cincinnati Water Works is warning customers to be aware of a telephone scam.

November 21, 2014
Integration of Utilities Saves Money

Cost savings from the integration of MSD, GCWW and the city’s Stormwater Management Utility (SMU) are currently projected to be about $55 million over the next decade.  WVXU highlights the story.  Read more

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