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June 26, 2014
Water Rate Adjustment Approved By Cincinnati City Council

Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excellent services.

In order to continue delivering quality drinking water service to ratepayers, the Cincinnati City Council approved a 4% water rate increase which will be effective January 1, 2015.  The 4% rate increase will mean the cost to the average inside City customer for water service will increase 74¢ per month based on an average usage of 148.6 gallons per day.

May 30, 2014
OKI Wants to Know What You Think


The OKI Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, and they want to hear from you. Issues in the plan affect everyday life in the region, such as congestion on roadways, the attractiveness of communities for business and job creation, housing for all ages, income levels and family types and adequate water and sewer facilities. The draft plan and questions to invite feedback are available on-line.  To find out more and share your opinions, visit

May 13, 2014
2013 Water Quality Report Available Electronically

Get to know… your H2O.  Drinking water from Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) met or exceeded all federal and state health standards in 2013.  Read more.

May 2, 2014
Cincinnati Participating in National Discussion about U.S. Water Infrastructure

Cincinnati, OH – Tony Parrott, Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater (MSD), Cincinnati will participate in the Value of Water Coalition’s national panel discussion about water infrastructure in Washington, DC on May 14.

Parrott was selected to represent publicly owned water utilities because of his leadership and industry expertise. Other panelists include Nancy Stoner, U.S. EPA, Ed Pinero, Veolia Water North America, and Mark Strauss, American Water.

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March 18, 2014
Tips To Find & Fix Water Leaks, Save Money

Leaks can run, but they can't hide.

March 1, 2014
Water Main Breaks and Leaks

Due to recent cold temperatures, Greater Cincinnati Water Works is experiencing an increase in the number of water main breaks and leaks.  Our team is working around the clock to make necessary repairs and salt impacted roadways as needed.

To confirm a water main break or leak in your area, please see our current list of water main breaks and leaks.  To report a water main break or leak that is not listed, please email (Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or call 513 591-7700.

January 16, 2014
West Virginia Chemical Spill

Water quality samples collected at Greater Cincinnati Water Works' intakes show the Elk River Spill has passed through the Cincinnati area.

January 9, 2014
Cincinnati Water Utilities to Host International Water Conference in 2015

The International Water Association (IWA), in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, will host water experts from around the globe in April 2015 during a joint specialty water conference. This is the first time the conference will be held in North America. World water leaders will discuss critical water and wastewater industry issues. Read more.

January 3, 2014
Cold Temperatures Lead to Frozen Pipes, Tips to Keep Bursts at Bay

Snow and 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. Read more

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October 3, 2013
GCWW Launches UV Treatment Facility
GCWW Launches UV Treatment Facility

The City of Cincinnati and Greater Cincinnati Water Works began operations today of a $30 million state-of-the-art Ultraviolet Disinfection Treatment Facility.

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