Columbus Department of Public Utilities

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.

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.

Columbus Public Utilities officials say water tests detected three different algae toxins at the Dublin Road water treatment plant.

Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area.

Some residents on Columbus' north side are complaining about foul smelling and tasting tap water.

The City of Columbus has lifted the nitrate advisory for water customers served by the Dublin Road Water Plant.

The City of Columbus is purchasing three properties on Home and Dublin roads to build a new water treatment plant.

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.

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

Oct 6, 2014

Columbus city crews will soon begin installing 287 streetlights in the alleys of the South Linden neighborhood.

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

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

Jan 6, 2014

A ruptured water in downtown Columbus is complicating already difficult conditions.

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.

Columbia Gas officials say they have yet to find the source of an odor reported across Franklin and Madison counties yesterday.

Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to approve annual increases in sewer and stormwater rates.

Columbus city officials are responding to multiple complaints about fishy-tasting water.

During the harsh cold of winter, Columbus and other Ohio cities have problems with broken water lines.

Columbus utility officials say the foul stench in tap water on the West side will pass in a few days.