Volume 5 | December 2021


The Highlander

City of Norwood, Ohio

The fifth edition of The Highlander, a City of Norwood, Ohio, quarterly newsletter


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Information from your Norwood Water Department


Report a Sewer Backup:

(513) 352-4900 24/7 or online

Customer Call Center:

(513) 352-4900 24/7

Project Customer Service:

(513) 557-3594

Development Services:

(513) 244-1330

Media Inquiries:

(513) 557-7095


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Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

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Information from your Norwood Public Works Department

  • Public Works is gearing up for snow/ice removal
  • Public Works will be doing curbside leaf pickup from until mid-December, weather permitting
  • Norwood is moving quickly to have Community Development Block Grant Funds left over from the Forest/Robertson repaving project utilized to repave the Norwood portion of Cypress Way from Montgomery to the City limits.
  • We have applied for funding with the State HB 168 to resolve the flooding issues at Elm/Franklin. We lobbied to have that project put on the Hamilton County Engineer's list of priority projects. While that doesn't guarantee an award, it does help in the scoring criteria.
  • Norwood is working on design plans for Regent, Slane, and Varelman resurfacing projects for 2022. 
  • Norwood is scheduled to have Montgomery Rd. resurfaced from Ross to Lexington in 2023-24. We are pushing to have more done if possible.
  • Norwood is scheduled to have 562 repaved from Paddock to I-71 in 2024 
  • Norwood is scheduled to have Smith Rd. from Williams to Mont. Rd and Carthage from Ross to City limit resurfaced in 2025. We continue to apply for grant/loan applications for street resurfacing projects going forward and will keep residents informed of developing projects
  • We are working to restore lighting to 562 soon. All lighting heads on 562 will be changed to LED in 2024
  • Norwood is finalizing plans to replace residential water meters with automatic read meters that will eliminate the need for City employees to enter the home unless there is a leaking or malfunctioning meter. It will also eventually give us the capability to notify homeowners of a potential leak if the system notices a high reading.
  • Norwood has completed its Hydraulic Study of the water system and is working closely with the Ohio EPA on plans to upgrade the drinking water system, possibly disconnecting the existing water towers, and improving fire flow to the northern parts of the system
  • Norwood is utilizing a Community Development Block Grant from Hamilton County to replace approximately 85-90 blocks of residential concrete that are trip hazards in order to improve the walkability of our neighborhoods. This work will only be replacing certain blocks that are designated as trip hazards. This is an ongoing project that will last through 2023. The first streets to be targeted are Section, Warren, Rolston, Hunter, Globe, Ross and Dale with more streets to be added next year.

Norwood Fire Department's Newest Addition

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The Fire Department is getting ready to receive it's new fire engine. Ordered in July of 2020, the new engine will be delivered just before the new year. After a few items are installed by the dealer, each shift will receive operator training and the truck will be put in service as Engine 82. Because of the pandemic, the timeline for construction was elongated by an additional 7 months. 

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