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January 23, 2024

Traffic Alert for Green Township

MSD is installing a new sanitary sewer south from 6310 Charity Drive to Sharlene Court in Green Township beginning this week through fall 2024, pending weather and field conditions

 

Traffic impacts will occur on Charity Drive, between Mirror Lane and Greenmount Drive, and Sharlene Court, between Greenmount Drive and Werkridge Drive.

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January 08, 2024

Traffic Alert for Green Township - Stonebridge

MSD is constructing a new sanitary sewer in the vicinity of the Stonebridge Estates subdivision in Green Township starting in early January 2024 through spring 2025, pending weather and field conditions.

 

Werk Road will be periodically down to one lane between Bridgestone Court and Countrywoods Lane, with a flagger to direct traffic.

 

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January 02, 2024

MSD to Host Industry Day on January 17, 2024

MSD is hosting an Industry Day for interested contractors and consultants on January 17, 2024.  The event, to be held in MSD's Administration Building from 8:00-11:00 a.m., will focus on MSD's capital program, including a 2024 look ahead for projects and contracts.

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November 17, 2023

2024 Budgets & 3% Sewer Rate Increase Approved

The Hamilton County Commissioners have approved MSD's 2024 budgets and a 3% sewer rate increase, which will take effect January 1, 2024. MSD's Operating Budget is about $237.9 million, and MSD's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget is $260.2 million for 42 projects.

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November 17, 2023

MSD Hosted Little Miami River Water Quality Forum on Nov 8

MSD hosted a public forum on the water quality of the lower Little Miami River on November 8.

 

The forum covered the results of a recent biological and water quality study.

 

The results show that 90% of the lower Little Miami, a State and National Wild and Scenic River, is maintaining exceptional warmwater habitat for aquatic life use. The study also shows widespread impairment of E. coli throughout the mainstem and tributaries. Sources of E. coli include combined sewer overflows (CSOs), home sewage treatment systems, and animal waste.

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November 06, 2023

Little Miami River Water Quality Forum on Nov 8

Join us this Wednesday, November 8, for a conversation about water quality in the Little Miami River!

 

WHAT: Water Quality Forum hosted by the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) and our partner presenters:

  • Eric Bartl, Hamilton County Public Health
  • Aaron Rourke, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Jason Brownknight, Little Miami Conservancy

DATE and TIME: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION: Two options - in person at the MSD Administration Building, 1081 Woodrow Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204, Rooms 104-106 or online via Microsoft Teams.

Register by COB Nov. 7

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October 06, 2023

U.S. EPA Approves Phase 2A Schedule for MSD's Wet Weather Program

The U.S. EPA and other regulators have approved a schedule and list of wet weather projects to be completed under Phase 2A of MSD's Wet Weather Improvement Plan (WWIP).

 

The new Phase 2A schedule, approved on August 29, includes construction of three projects by the end of 2024:

  • Little Miami WWTP Standby Power project (construction under way)
  • CSO 402-406 Regulator Improvements (construction under way)
  • Mill Creek WWTP Diversion Chamber (construction complete)

The new schedule also includes planning or design of two projects:

  • Design of a new influent pump station at Mill Creek to serve a future Enhanced High-Rate Treatment (EHRT) facility
  • Planning for improvements to the East Branch Muddy Creek Interceptor and associated pump stations

The Regulators also approved June 30, 2024, as the submission date for a proposed Phase 2B schedule.

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October 02, 2023

Update on Mill Creek Transformer Failure

A root-cause analysis of the March 5, 2023, transformer failure at the Mill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lower Price Hill has determined the failure was caused by a manufacturing defect internal to the transformer.

 

The Mill Creek plant lost all electrical power following the catastrophic failure of a brand-new transformer installed at the Mill Creek electric substation as part of a $17.5 million upgrade project. Without power to the plant, untreated and partially treated wastewater was discharged into the Mill Creek and Ohio River. There were no impacts to local drinking water.

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August 07, 2023

Traffic Alert for Delhi Township

Traffic impacts will occur on Rapid Run Road between Stonebridge and Woodshire drives in Delhi Township starting in mid-August for about one week.

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July 27, 2023

Traffic Alert for Mt. Washington

Traffic impacts will occur on Beacon Road between Ambar and Glade Avenues in Mt. Washington starting in August.

 

Traffic impacts will also impact Glade Avenue, Mayland Drive, Lusanne Terrace, and Woodlark Drive as construction work progresses through spring 2025, pending weather and field conditions. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is constructing new storm sewers in this area.

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July 11, 2023

Notice of Demolition - Green Township/Westwood

MSD plans to demolish nine residential homes along Muddy Creek Road between Glenway Avenue and Westbourne Drive starting in mid-July, with complete by Fall 2023.

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June 09, 2023

Traffic Alert for Colerain Township

Pippin Road will be reduced to one lane between Compton Road and Mercury Avenue starting in mid-June through mid-July for a sewer construction project.

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June 06, 2023

MSD Earns Clean Opinion from State Auditor on 2022 Financial Audit

For the 7th year in a row, MSD has received an unmodified or “clean” opinion from the State Auditor’s office for its annual financial audit. This is the highest opinion an entity can receive from the auditor’s office and means that MSD has fairly represented its financial position in accordance with general accounting principles. 

 

View the 2022 audit report

 

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February 16, 2023

Traffic Alert for Symmes Township

Union Cemetery Road in Symmes Township will be closed to thru traffic between Montgomery and Lebanon roads starting Monday, February 20, 2023, through mid-March.

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February 02, 2023

No Sewage Leak in Little Miami River

MSD has found no trace of sewage in the Little Miami River following a citizen report about a potential sewage leak.

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January 27, 2023

MSD to Host Industry Day on February 14

MSD is hosting an Industry Day for interested contractors and consultants on February 14, 2023. The event will be held in the MSD Administration Building, 1081 Woodrow Street, Rooms 104-106 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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December 16, 2022

3% Sewer Rate Increase Starts January 1, 2023

For the first time in 8 years, sewer rates will go up by 3%. This increase, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023, will cost the average single-family residential household an additional $18 a year or $1.50 a month.

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December 16, 2022

Hamilton County Commissioners Approve MSD's 2023 Budgets and Sewer Rate Increase

On December 15, the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved MSD's 2023 budgets and a 3% sewer rate increase, which will take effect January 1, 2023. MSD's Operating Budget is about $231 million, and MSD's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget is $140.5 million for 44 projects.

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January 27, 2023

MSD Water Quality Forum - The Recovering Mill Creek

The Mill Creek, once named the most endangered urban stream in America, is on its way toward recovery. On December 14, MSD hosted a Water Quality Forum, which presented a summary of the latest biological and water quality study of the Mill Creek.

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