Columbus Department of Public Utilities Council Considers Another Water/Sewer Rate Increase By Jim Letizia • Nov 23, 2015 Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve water and sewer rate hikes for 2016 that will increase the average municipal customer's bill by 3.3 percent. Four Ohio Cities Sue Over Access To Reservoir Buffer Zones By Jim Letizia • Sep 11, 2015 Columbus is one of four Ohio cities asking a Franklin County judge to grant an injunction to stop a new state law from taking effect at the end of the month. Algae Toxins Found At Dublin Road Water Plant By Jim Letizia • Sep 9, 2015 monitorcp.com Columbus Public Utilities officials say water tests detected three different algae toxins at the Dublin Road water treatment plant. City: Algae Treatments Source Of Foul-Smelling Tap Water In Westwind By Jim Letizia • Aug 28, 2015 columbus.gov Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area. More Problems With Drinking Water From Hoover Reservoir By Jim Letizia • Jul 9, 2015 columbus.gov Some residents on Columbus' north side are complaining about foul smelling and tasting tap water. Columbus Nitrate Advisory Lifted By Jim Letizia • Jun 23, 2015 The City of Columbus has lifted the nitrate advisory for water customers served by the Dublin Road Water Plant. Columbus To Build Fourth Water Treatment Plant By Jim Letizia • Jun 9, 2015 schoorarchitects.com The City of Columbus is purchasing three properties on Home and Dublin roads to build a new water treatment plant. Columbus-Area Water Advisory Impacts Young Infants By Alison Holm & Jim Letizia • Jun 8, 2015 City of Columbus Columbus Division of Water officials say high levels of nitrates in tap water supplied to parts of downtown and the West side may make it unsafe for infants younger than 6 months of age. Council Amends, Approves 2015 Columbus Budget By Jim Letizia • Feb 10, 2015 Mike Foley, WCBE Columbus City Council last night approved an 813.9 million dollar municipal budget for this year. South Linden To Get Alley Lighting By Jim Letizia • Oct 6, 2014 Columbus city crews will soon begin installing 287 streetlights in the alleys of the South Linden neighborhood. Thousands Spent On Improving Water From Hoover Reservoir By Jim Letizia • Feb 4, 2014 Columbus Public Utilities officials say they have spent nearly 725-thousand-dollars since late last year on carbon and other chemicals to treat water from the Hoover Reservoir. Columbus Working To Fix Drinking Water Problems By Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 7, 2014 The city of Columbus is spending 600 thousand dollars to treat the drinking water drawn from Hoover Reservoir and processed at the Hap Cremean water plant, after complaints about a foul smell and flavor. Water Main Break Ties Up Downtown Streets By Alison Holm & Associated Press • Jan 6, 2014 A ruptured water in downtown Columbus is complicating already difficult conditions. Source Of Columbus Tapwater Foul Taste And Smell Discovered By Jim Letizia • Dec 6, 2013 Columbus Public Utilities officials say foul odors and tastes reported last month were caused by temperature changes that stirred up algae and organic minerals in the water in Hoover Reservoir. Source Of Foul Odor Remains A Mystery By Jim Letizia • Nov 26, 2013 Columbia Gas officials say they have yet to find the source of an odor reported across Franklin and Madison counties yesterday. Slight Increase Coming In Columbus Utility Rates By Jim Letizia • Nov 18, 2013 Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to approve annual increases in sewer and stormwater rates. Residents Complain About Taste And Smell Of Columbus Water By Jim Letizia • Nov 15, 2013 Columbus city officials are responding to multiple complaints about fishy-tasting water. Water Line Breaks Common In Winter By Jim Letizia • Jan 18, 2013 During the harsh cold of winter, Columbus and other Ohio cities have problems with broken water lines. "Organic Matter" Blamed For Tapwater Odors By Jim Letizia • Dec 13, 2012 Columbus utility officials say the foul stench in tap water on the West side will pass in a few days.