With the recent spill up river in West Virginia, it is important for Cincinnati residents to have confidence in their water quality. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works will stop taking water from the Ohio river while the chemical spill passes. They will rely on their groundwater supply that comes from near Fairfield.
While it appears that the water treatment facility is capable of removing the toxic chemical from the river water, the GCWW decided that it would be less expensive, and probably more comforting, if they used non-river water while the spill is in the river. The transition of water sources is set to take place today and customers should notice nothing different about their water.