Cincinnati Stops Using Ohio River Water

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The City of Cincinnati and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) announced it has stopped using Ohio River water “out of an abundance of caution” against any contamination from the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, reaching the city’s water supply. The GCWW will temporarily use water from it’s water reserves.  City Manager Sheryl Long said in a statement, “There’s zero risk that our water reserves contain contaminants from the train derailment site, and tapping these reserves will give us all peace of mind.” The GCWW said it will use “additional optimized treatment” once it begins using water from the river again.