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June 13, 2024

Traffic Alert for Mt Adams - Building Sewer Repair

MSD is repairing a deep building sewer on Paradrome Street in Mt. Adams. The work began June 10 and could take up to three weeks to complete, pending weather and field conditions. 

 

Traffic will be maintained but there could be delays. No street parking will be allowed for the duration of the project.

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June 05, 2024

MSD Earns Clean Opinion from State Auditor on 2023 Financial Audit

For the 8th 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 2023 audit report

 

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June 04, 2024

Traffic Alert for West Price Hill - Sewer Lining

MSD will begin lining sewers along Overlook Avenue, Rulison Avenue, and Olivia Lane in West Price Hill in mid June. Flaggers will direct traffic on these roadways as construction progresses. 

 

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June 04, 2024

Traffic Alert for Clifton - Sewer Lining

MSD will begin lining sewers along Clifton Avenue in Clifton in early June. Southbound Clifton Avenue will be reduced to one lane in segments between 2707 Clifton Avenue and Dixmyth Avenue as construction progresses. 

 

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May 21, 2024

Public Hearing on Proposed Phase 2B

The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 23, 2024, on their proposed Phase 2B plan for MSD's Wet Weather Program (Consent Decree).

 

The hearing will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Room 603 of the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government, 138 E. Court Street (45202).

 

View the BoCC's Phase 2B Proposed Plan Summary

 

Visit the BoCC website for more information

 

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May 07, 2024

Sewer Backup? 5 Things You Need to Know

Heavy rain is predicted in the Cincinnati area today. These weather conditions could potentially result in sewer overflows into local creeks and rivers and sewer backups into buildings.

 

If you have experienced a sewer backup in your home or business, here are five things you need to know:

  1. You can report a sewer backup 24/7 to MSD at (513) 352-4900 or msdgc.org/sbu
  2. MSD investigates every report of a sewer backup to determine whether it's eligible for assistance through our Sewer Backup (SBU) Program.
  3. MSD provides professional cleaning services at no charge to eligible property owners and tenants.
  4. MSD offers reimbursement for eligible damages from sewer backups caused by the MSD public sewer.
  5. When a sewer backup or water intrusion is not caused by the MSD public sewer,  the property owner is often responsible for the cleanup and/or repairs.

View the press release

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April 11, 2024

Sewer Backup? 5 Things You Need to Know

Heavy rain has occurred over the last 24 hours in the Cincinnati area. These weather conditions could potentially result in sewer overflows into local creeks and rivers and sewer backups into buildings.

 

If you have experienced a sewer backup in your home or business, here are five things you need to know:

  1. You can report a sewer backup 24/7 to MSD at (513) 352-4900 or msdgc.org/sbu
  2. MSD investigates every report of a sewer backup to determine whether it's eligible for assistance through our Sewer Backup (SBU) Program.
  3. MSD provides professional cleaning services at no charge to eligible property owners and tenants.
  4. MSD offers reimbursement for eligible damages from sewer backups caused by the MSD public sewer.
  5. When a sewer backup or water intrusion is not caused by the MSD public sewer,  the property owner is often responsible for the cleanup and/or repairs.

View the press release

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April 02, 2024

Sewer Backup? 5 Things You Need to Know

Heavy rain has occurred over the last 24 hours in the Cincinnati area. These weather conditions could potentially result in sewer overflows into local creeks and rivers and sewer backups into buildings.

 

If you have experienced a sewer backup in your home or business, here are five things you need to know:

  1. You can report a sewer backup 24/7 to MSD at (513) 352-4900 or msdgc.org/sbu
  2. MSD investigates every report of a sewer backup to determine whether it's eligible for assistance through our Sewer Backup (SBU) Program.
  3. MSD provides professional cleaning services at no charge to eligible property owners and tenants.
  4. MSD offers reimbursement for eligible damages from sewer backups caused by the MSD public sewer.
  5. When a sewer backup or water intrusion is caused by a private issue, the property owner is responsible for the cleanup and/or repairs.

View the press release

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March 27, 2024

Portion of Ohio River Trail in East End to Close For ~1 Month, Starting in Early April 2024

A portion of the Ohio River Trail in the East End will temporarily close in early April 2024 for about a month while the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) installs permanent bypass piping underneath the path.

 

The trail closure is between Wilmer Avenue and Carrel Street. Visitors to the trail will be detoured via Airport Road; detour signage will be posted.

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March 26, 2024

Notice of Construction - Access Lane for CSO 488 in Carthage

MSD plans to construct a paved access driveway for sewer maintenance in Carthage starting in late March 2024. Completion is anticipated by fall 2024, pending weather and field conditions.

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March 26, 2024

Notice of Construction - Improvements at WWC Facility in Hartwell

MSD plans to upgrade an existing maintenance building at its Wastewater Collection (WWC) facility in Hartwell starting in late March 2024. Completion is anticipated by January 2025, pending weather and field conditions. The project includes construction of a new maintenance bay with an addition for office space and a new roof, among other upgrades.

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March 12, 2024

Traffic Alert for Werk Road (Road Closure) - New Sewer in Green Township

Werk Road will close to thru traffic between Westbourne Drive and Ebenezer Lane in Green Township during daylight hours on Saturday, March 23, 2024, and Sunday, March 24, 2024, to install a sewer line across the roadway. A detour will be in place for thru traffic via Lawrence Road.

 

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February 26, 2024

Notice of Construction - New Local Sewer in Delhi Township

MSD plans to construct a new local sewer and lateral sewer at 1250 Devils Backbone Road in Delhi Township starting in early March 2024. This project is part of our Sewer Assessment Program to bring public sewer service to unsewered areas. The work is anticipated to be completed by May 2024, pending weather and field conditions.

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January 29, 2024

Notice of Construction - Improvements at Mill Creek WWTP in Lower Price Hill

MSD plans to upgrade the existing standby electrical power system and the existing electrical distribution loop at the Mill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Lower Price Hill starting in February 2024. Completion is anticipated by spring 2026, pending weather and field conditions.

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January 23, 2024

Traffic Alert for Charity Drive and Sharlene Court - New Sewer in Green Township

MSD is installing a new sanitary sewer south from 6310 Charity Drive to Sharlene Court in Green Township beginning the week of January 22, 2024, 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 Werk Road - New Sewer in Green Township

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 23, 2024

Traffic Alert for East Loveland Avenue - Sewer Replacement in Loveland

A portion of East Loveland Avenue in Loveland will be closed beginning in late January 2024 for about six months, pending weather and field conditions. The road closure is part of a collaborative project between the City of Loveland, Clermont County, and MSD. MSD plans to replace and upsize about 1,300 feet of sewer along E. Loveland Avenue.

 

Visit the City of Loveland's website for more information

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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.

Learn more and Register now

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December 11, 2023

Traffic Alert for West Galbraith Road - New Lateral Sewer in Springfield Township

Lane restrictions will occur on West Galbraith Road in Springfield Township between Beta Avenue and Kingsmere Court starting on or about December 18, 2023. MSD will construct a new lateral sewer at 838 W. Galbraith Road as part of our Sewer Assesment Program to bring public sewer service to unsewered areas. The work is anticipated to take about a week, pending weather and field conditions.

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November 29, 2023

Notice of Construction - Improvements at Polk Run WWTP in Loveland

MSD plans to upgrade sludge handling at the Polk Run Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Loveland starting in December 2023. Completion is anticipated by fall 2025, pending weather and field conditions. The project includes three new sludge storage tanks to increase storage capacity, a new sludge loading station, and new odor controls.

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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 Rapid Run Road - New Local Sewer in Delhi Township

Traffic impacts will occur on Rapid Run Road between Stonebridge and Woodshire drives in Delhi Township starting in mid-August 2023 for about one week.

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July 27, 2023

Traffic Alert for Beacon Road - New Storm Sewer in Mt. Washington

Traffic impacts will occur on Beacon Road between Ambar and Glade Avenues in Mt. Washington starting in August 2023.

 

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. MSD is constructing new storm sewers in this area.

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July 11, 2023

Notice of Demolition - FEMA Mitigation Project in Green Township/Westwood

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

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June 09, 2023

Traffic Alert for Pippin Road - New Lateral Sewer in Colerain Township

Pippin Road will be reduced to one lane between Compton Road and Mercury Avenue starting in mid-June 2023 through mid-July 2023 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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April 19, 2023

Traffic Alert for River Road - Improvements to CSO Outfalls in Sayler Park

Traffic impacts will occur along River Road in Sayler Park starting in May 2023 through July 2024, pending weather and field conditions. MSD is installing new regulator structures for combined sewer overflows (CSOs) 402-406.

 

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March 27, 2023

Notice of Construction - Improvements at Little Miami WWTP in East End/Columbia-Tusculum

MSD plans to construct a new standby electrical power station at the Little Miami Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the East End/Columbia-Tusculum starting in early April 2023. Completion is anticipated by fall 2024, pending weather and field conditions. The project includes a new electrical room on the northeast side of the plant, among other upgrades.

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March 17, 2023

Notice of Construction - Improvements to CSOs 83 and 472 in Hyde Park and Linwood

MSD will begin constructing new controls at two of its combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls in Hyde Park and Linwood in late March 2023, with completion anticipated in March 2024.

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February 16, 2024

Traffic Alert for Union Cemetery Road - New Local Sewer in 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 2023.

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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, 2023

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.

Learn more and Register now

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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, 2022, 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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December 14, 2022

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, 2022, MSD hosted a Water Quality Forum, which presented a summary of the latest biological and water quality study of the Mill Creek.

Learn more about the Mill Creek

 

Watch the Video

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August 18, 2022

Notice of Construction - Improvements at Muddy Creek WWTP in Sayler Park

MSD plans to upgrade the solids thickening process at the Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Sayler Park starting in mid-August 2022. Completion is anticipated by June 2024, pending weather and field conditions.

 

The project will upgrade the existing sludge thickening process from gravity belt thickeners to rotary drum thickeners and mitigate sludge odors in the Secondary Thickening building, among other upgrades.