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3/29/2019

Whitewater Township Regional Sewer District Joins OhioCheckbook.com

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Whitewater Township Regional Sewer District’s (Hamilton County) online checkbook has been added to OhioCheckbook.com

Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.  

“The Ohio Checkbook empowers taxpayers to track how their hard-earned dollars are spent,” said Treasurer Sprague.  “We are excited to partner with the Whitewater Township Regional Sewer District.  We know by giving Ohioans an inside look at government spending, they will take a greater interest in the decisions that have a lasting impact on their communities.” 

The sewer district’s online checkbook includes over 140 individual transactions that represent more than $600,000 in spending throughout 2018. 
 
“Our board values transparency when spending public funds,” said Jim Brett, Treasurer of the Whitewater Township Regional Sewer District.  “We encourage all public utilities to become a part of the Ohio Checkbook to build that trust.” 

Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.

Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of March 2019, there have been more than 1,070,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.

For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on WhitewaterSewerDistrict.OhioCheckbook.com.

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Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets. 
 
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