Posted on July 23rd, 2014
MSD’s Kings Run Sewer Overflow Project Public Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 Harmony Lodge in Spring Grove Village
646 East Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232
Join MSD on Thursday, July 31, 2014 for an update on the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s (MSD) Kings Run Project, which will eliminate about 156 million gallons of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Mill Creek and Kings Run, a tributary of the Mill Creek. The meeting will provide details about the Kings Run Project, including:
- Project details/design
- Impacts to the community
The Kings Run Project includes three phases that will be constructed between 2015 and 2018 in College Hill,
Winton Hills, and Spring Grove Village. The projects focus on reducing the amount of stormwater in MSD’s combined sewer system through the use of stormwater detention basins, new stormwater sewers, CSO storage tank, and stream restoration, among other solutions.
The meeting will include a presentation followed by a project poster session where attendees can talk to MSD staff about project details.
Street parking is available along North Edgewood and East Epworth avenues.
For more information about MSD’s Kings Run Project, please visit www.projectgroundwork.org/kingsrun. You can also contact MSD Engineering Customer Service at (513) 557-3594 or MSD.Communications@cincinnati-oh.gov.
Posted on July 17th, 2014
Newtown sent the following to the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District on July 14, 2014
We have been given a copy of a proposed new route for the S.R.32 relocation/Eastern Corridor project through the Village of Newtown that, we are told, was submitted to the TID by Bob Slattery. In addition to all of the problems encompassed with this new routing, we find it interesting that the plan has a major intersection at the Wag’s Dog Park location in the Village of Newtown, that property being controlled by Mr. Slattery.
As the Mayor of the Village and Chairperson of the Newtown Community Partner Committee, we are writing to insure that the TID is aware that the Village remains steadfastly opposed to any further development of this project. We do not see where this new alignment provides any better benefit to the Village of Newtown than any of the past plans presented to us. Not only does it continue to threaten the businesses and quality of life of our Village residents, this particular version appears to cross the Little Miami River in a particularly sensitive area due to a low suitability for a river crossing, floodplain, and archeological issues. The prospect of this project going forward is devastating to the Village and to its businesses and residents. We wish to assure the TID that any proposal submitted by private parties does not represent the position of the Village nor the Community Partner Committee, nor do we believe it represents the position of the business community in the Village. The proposed project in any alignment is a detriment to the Village and we continue in our opposition to it.
Mark Kobasuk, Chairperson Newtown Community Partner Committee
Posted on July 8th, 2014
Global energy markets are reaching a tipping point. A pathway has opened for climate progress, but only if governments, business and public’s recognize and exploit the opportunity.
For the first time, a large fraction of the world’s fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today’s renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense because higher fossil fuel prices over their useful life will be exorbitant.
Posted on July 3rd, 2014
The Hamilton County Commission unanimously passed the new stormwater rules for Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC).
You can download new stormwater separation policy Stormwater Policy–7-3-14
Thanks to the Hamilton County Monitor Team and Administration for developing these rules and the Commission for passing them.
We look forward to seeing MSDGC’s implementation!
Posted on July 3rd, 2014
The Sierra Club is leading the green infrastructure revolution in Ohio. We already distributed over 100 DIY Rain Barrels to members and partner organizations in 2014! What is a DIY Rain Barrel? Why is the Sierra Club providing free workshops? How can I get a rain barrel? Read More