Sierra Club asks Mayor to appoint members to the Sewer District Rate Affordability Task Force

Did you know that in 2014 Hamilton County created a task force to make water and sewer rates affordable, yet the City of Cincinnati has yet to appoint anyone to the committee? This is preventing progress on making changes to the sewer rates which have become burdensome for many individuals and communities.

sewer overflow going into a stream in Mt Airy Forest, plastic bags and other debris can clog sewer pipes leading to overflows. Many overflows are causing simply by too much rain entering the system.
sewer overflow going into a stream in Mt Airy Forest, plastic bags and other debris can clog sewer pipes leading to overflows. Many overflows are causing simply by too much rain entering the system.

The Sierra Club and The Coalition 4 Fair Rates are advocating for equitable sewer charges. MSD’s current billing system is confusing, out-dated, and unfairly distributes the cost of sewer replacements across all customers. We have the opportunity to reduce the minimum charge, create a low-income/elderly discount, incentivize green infrastructure, and more.

Watch the Sierra Club Cincinnati Water Rates Video

Thank you for taking action by working together we can have clean water at fair rates for everyone.