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PROJECT WIN PUBLIC INFORMATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM

MSD seeks input from neighbors and other interested parties through public meetings and this website. Each project listed below has a series of four meetings, which provide members of the community opportunities to learn why projects are needed and the benefits they will provide. The meetings and the survey tool allow MSD to learn the thoughts, concerns and preferences of the community.

At the first meeting, MSD provides information about the state of the sewer system and improvements that are needed to achieve clean, safe waterways for our community. Attendees will meet the MSD project manager.

The second meeting provides an overview of solutions pertaining to this specific project. MSD provides time for conversation and input from the neighbors via an anonymous survey system. Those who cannot attend the meeting may participate in the survey online at a link provided below, in the “read more” section for each project.

The third meeting is to fine-tune the aesthetics of the design. Members of the community anonymously vote on their preferences for the final look of the project.

When construction is set to begin, there is a “Pardon our Dust” fourth meeting to communicate the construction timeline and procedures. Neighbors learn how they can prepare for the pending work in the area.

Clifton Heights Storage Basin

The Clifton Heights Basin—which was constructed into a hillside—is mostly underground and covered. A small building above it includes pumps and equipment for operation. Input from the neighbors—at public meetings and online—determined the aesthetics of the finished project. This basin offers Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows.

Read More About The Clifton Heights Storage Basin

I/64 Grinstead Storage Basin Project

Located behind Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, the Interstate 64/Grinstead Drive Storage Basin will be underground and covered. A small building above it will include pumps and equipment for operation.

Read More About The I/64 Grinstead Drive Storage Basin

Lexington & Payne CSO Basin

Changes have been made to the Lexington and Payne CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin proposed for the area near Lexington Road and Payne Street.

Advancements in technology now allow the construction of a deep-rock tunnel, which will replace this basin. The Waterway Protection Tunnel Project offers the same storage capacity of the three proposed basins for about the same cost. 

Click here for more information about the Waterway Protection Tunnel Project.

Logan and Breckinridge Storage Basin

The Logan CSO Basin is a 17 MG underground basin that will temporarily store flow from 11 upstream CSOs along Beargrass Creek.  The facility became operational in December 2017.

Read More About The Logan and Breckinridge Street Storage Basin

Waterway Protection Tunnel Project

The Waterway Protection Tunnel will take the place of three proposed basin projects—Lexington and Payne; Story and Main; and, Thirteenth and Rowan streets. The construction of this deep-rock tunnel will be less disruptive—than the construction of the three basins and their conveyance lines—for the downtown central business district, Butchertown business district and for traffic in the affected neighborhoods during the two-to-three year construction period. Additionally, the Waterway Protection Tunnel Project offers the same storage capacity of the three proposed basins for about the same cost.

Portland Green Infrastructure

The Portland Green Infrastructure Project will prevent more than 35 million gallons of rainwater from entering the combined sewer system in a typical rainfall year, and provide sewer overflow protection for the Ohio River.

Read More About The Portland Green Infrastructure Project

Portland CSO Basin

The covered underground Portland CSO Basin will offer the Ohio River protection from combined sewer overflows. Input from the neighbors—at public meetings and online—helped determine the specific details and aesthetics of the finished project.

Read More About The Portland CSO Basin







Shawnee Park Basin (SW PKWY Storage Basin)

This Southwestern Parkway Storage Basin—which will be a covered underground facility—will be located in Shawnee Park, near the Southwestern Parkway entrance.

Read More About The Shawnee Park Basin (SW PKWY Storage Basin)



Story Avenue & Main Street Storage Basin

Changes have been made to the plans for the Story & Main CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin proposed for construction in the area of Story Avenue and Main Street, in the Butchertown neighborhood.  

Advancements in technology now allow the construction of a deep-rock tunnel, which will replace this basin. The Waterway Protection Tunnel Project offers the same storage capacity of the three proposed basins for about the same cost. 

Click here for more information about the Waterway Protection Tunnel Project.



Past Meeting Materials Past Meeting Materials

Visit our library and select the IOAP folder to download past meeting information and materials.