A kayaker on the Ohio River. (Illustration by David Wilson for Belt Magazine)

How the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitary Commission’s role as steadfast defender of the Ohio River has changed over time

A river as powerful and important as the Ohio lays the groundwork for many possible futures.

I live in Mount Washington, on the east side of Cincinnati, roughly the midpoint of the 981-mile Ohio River. Below us, near the mouth of the Little Miami River, marinas, barge terminals and Cincinnati Water Works' Miller Treatment Plant line the river's bank.

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