Fair and Affordable Sewer Rates!

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See what USEPA has to say about Green Infrastructure

Good resources from USEPA

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Green Infrastructure

Cincinnati has a sewage problem, with over 200 hundred combined sewer overflow points and hundreds of miles of streams that flow through sewers overwhelming the waste-water treatment plants. Sewer overflows violate the clean water act and we are required to repair and rebuild our outdated and failing sewer system. The Sewer District will be fined by the EPA if we fail to reduce sewage overflows. Many communities utilize their storm-water fees to incentivize homeowners to install green infrastructure like rain gardens or rain barrels. They also require storm-water management like rain gardens or swales for new construction and collect fees on large impervious surfaces.

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Natural Solutions for Storm Water Runoff Workshop

FREE RAIN BARRELS to the first 40 people (one per household)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

College Hill Recreation Center – 5545 Belmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

All Welcome!

Invite your upstream and downstream neighbors!

Discuss your water problems with professionals in storm water management!


  1. Learn how to install a rain barrel!
  2. Learn how to get started on designing your own rain garden for your house!
  3. Learn about solutions that can naturally drain storm water and improve water quality!


Why else should you come?

* Join neighbors and be part of a greater solution to improving water quality and local streams.

* Find out how natural solutions can help to address our MULTI BILLION DOLLAR $ combined sewer overflow problems.

* Learn how to capture and use rain around your home.

* Learn how to reduce the excess water from your yard and street.

* and more!

If you cannot attend this event please take 5 minute survey, which will help us to better tailor a program towards generating more green infrastructure in our communities:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PMMJCZH

2016 Green Infrastructure Survey


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This event is being hosted by the Green Infrastructure Group, which includes members from organizations such as:  Communities United for Action, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Civic Garden Center, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities, Green Umbrella, Hamilton County Planning + Development, OKI Regional Council of Governments, Sierra Club, ECO: Environmental Community Organization, Greenacres Foundation, and more.


For More Information, contact: Brian Wamsley brian.wamsley@hamilton-co.org or #513-946-4496

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Take the Past Plastic Month Pledge Today!

The creation and disposal of single-use plastic bags is taking a heavy toll on freshwater and marine environments. Join us in creating a healthier, less polluted environment by pledging to NOT use single-use plastic bags for the month of July.

Alternatives to plastic bags include:

  • cloth bags
  • boxes
  • “go commando” and carry out small orders.
  • Get creative!

Make sure to spread the word about the Past Plastic Pledge by telling your friends, family and local grocers/shops why you are choosing to go plastic free for the month of July!

To learn more about the issues associated with the use of single-use plastic bags, watch the video below.

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