Basins are a key part of achieving safe, clean waterways
Rainwater can enter the sewer system during rain events and cause a mixture of sewage and rainwater to flow untreated into our waterways. Proposed and existing storage basins—throughout our city—are designed to retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides, and then gradually release it back into the sewer system for treatment.
Interstate 64/Grinstead Drive Storage Basin
Located behind the former site of 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. Input from the neighbors—at public meetings and online—will determine the specific details of the earthen covering. This basin will offer Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows.