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.
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.
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.