MSD News

Sierra Club and Build513 videos on MSDGC

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Sierra Club and Build513 have released a video on the need for training for upcoming sewer infrastructure jobs. View it here

We’ll be releasing another video soon about Green Infrastructure and the Combined Sewer Overflow threat to the community.

Join our efforts for Good Jobs, Clean Water and Fair and Affordable Rates.

Join us at the upcoming Town Hall sponsored by Communities United for Action, on Oct 27 at 7 PM at 1814 Dreman Avenue, 45223.
RSVP here.

Sewer Rate Town Hall Meeting October 27, 7-9 pm

Posted on September 29th, 2014

sewageJoin the Communities United for Action and Coalition 4 Fair Rates for a Public Forum or a Town Hall event on Sewer Rates.

Clean Water is a Human Right, yet the cost of rising sewer bills is too high for many individuals and communities. Worse yet, the people most affected by combined sewer overflows proportionately pay higher sewer rates than others. Shouldn’t we all pay our fair share including commercial and industrial users?

Click here to learn more and RSVP


Sewer Bill too High?

Posted on September 29th, 2014

coalition4fairratesTown Hall Forum

October 15, 2014 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Cincinnati Zoo Peacock Pavilion 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220 (free parking) note new location! Enter at Forest Avenue Gate.

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County, city fighting over sewers again

Posted on August 21st, 2014

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports “The fight over Hamilton County’s sewer district ramped up again Wednesday when county officials accused the city of Cincinnati of ignoring its instructions and risking hundreds of millions of dollars in ratepayers’ money.”  Read More

The county resolution reads, in part, ” The County Prosecutor is requested to enforce these and other Resolutions of the Board
with respect to the MSDGC, including the employment of Special Counsel for such enforcement,
and to evaluate the potential financial liability of the City, as operator of MSDGC, for ultra vires
actions taken by MSDGC outside of its authority and in violation of the instructions provided by
the County.

The County Administrator is directed to notify the Interim City Manager of this
Resolution and seek to obtain from the Interim City Manager written confirmation within five (5)
business days that the City will cause the County’s instructions to the City regarding MSDGC to
be complied with immediately and will take corrective action to address damages caused by the
ongoing and prior failures of MSDGC to be in compliance with the instructions of the County, as
Read the full resolution here.

Sierra Club appreciates the county’s increased oversight, review and diligence in reviewing and directing the work of the MSDGC.

Kings Run Sewer Overflow Update from MSDGC

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:

  • Benefits
  • Project details/design
  • Schedule
  • 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 You can also contact MSD Engineering Customer Service at (513) 557-3594 or

Kings Run Announcement Flier-1


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!


contaminated stormwater contains many pollutants & even trash