Major cities throughout Ohio are at the start of, or just completing important sewer rehabilitation upgrades to enhance their respective cities. There have been many successes due to the collaboration of communities working together in order to prioritize infrastructure renewal, as well as pooling their resources. Some cities including Akron, Cincinnati, and Columbus, are currently reconciling the expense of major sewer upgrades and the financial funding that will be needed to provide such improvements. Many of these sewer rehabilitations will be ongoing.
Sewer work advisory– In order to keep the sewer system running as efficiently as possible, the District of Greater Cincinnati is in the process of replacing 3,000 feet of sewer pipe on Montana Avenue over the next several months. So that you can schedule your travel route in the surrounding areas, the following schedule is in effect: there will be lane restrictions on Montana Ave. between Ferncroft Dr. and Mustang Dr. If you travel east on Montana Ave. towards I-74, it will be closed to through traffic. Traffic will be down to one lane traveling west toward Westwood Northern Blvd. The work will be daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The detour to and from I-75 will be to use Westwood Northern Blvd. to Hopple St. to I-75. For traffic to or from I-74 use Westwood Northern Blvd. to Baltimore Ave. to Montana Ave., or vice versa. Other alternate routes are to use I-74 to North Bend Rd. or Rybolt Rd. The project is anticipated to continue through fall of 2017.
Impressive fact: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden takes an aggressive stance on water conservation and maintenance. Recently, their grounds were overhauled by fixing leaks in exhibit pools, installing low-flow faucets and fixtures, upgrading filtration systems and changing behaviors that were not conducive to saving water. Additionally, the Zoo has reduced as much as 220 million gallons, enough water to fill approximately 335 Olympic sized swimming pools, down to 52 million gallons, just last year. This reduction in water waste and consumption has saved the Zoo 5.5 million dollars on its water bills.