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Norwood leaders concealed ‘advanced metal corrosion,’ dead bird found in water tanks for five years

Officials with the city of Norwood, Ohio, knew for five years that its twin water tanks, standing mottled and rusty at the top of a hill, needed repairs. A consultant’s inspection May 14, 2014, discovered a dead bird floating in one store of drinking water and “advanced metal corrosion, open holes to the tanks and evidence of animal intrusion” in both. The interior coating hadn’t been refreshed in 40 years.