New draft capital improvement projects and operating budget for MSD


The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) announced  public hearings on its draft proposed capital and operating budgets. These hearing dates are below and are held prior to to the approval of the budgets by the Hamilton County Commission.  We expect MSD will be proposing a budget increase.

Thursday Dec 2, 2021 1:15 pm

Tuesday Dec 7, 2021 1:15 pm

The hearings will be held in person in Room 603 of the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government, 138 E. Court Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

For information about virtually participating in the public hearings, please visit the Commissioners Meetings website.

Public comments may also be provided through the County’s electronic public hearing website.

Comments may also be addressed in writing to Leslie Hervey, the Interim Clerk of the Board, Todd B. Portune Center for County Government, 138 E. Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Background provided by MSD:
It’s all about clean water!

MSD’s budgets ensure the protection of public health and the environment within MSD’s service area. MSD’s annual Operating and five-year CIP budgets are developed and recommended by MSD to the BoCC each year.

The Operating budget includes the funding needed to operate more than 3,000 miles of public sewers and interceptors, 100 pump stations, 9 wastewater treatment plants, 9 wet weather facilities, and the new Lick Run Greenway. It includes both personnel and non-personnel costs.

The CIP budget includes the funding needed to build new sewers and other assets, upgrade treatment plants, and comply with our Wet Weather Program to reduce sewer overflows into local streams and rivers. 

Please visit MSD’s website to view the proposed budgets and this public notice.

If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected] or (513) 557-3594.

Note from SC: the actual budgets can be downloaded from the right hand side bar on the MSD’s budget website. MSD is seeking a 6.38% increase in their budget, which would increase the rate MSD charges.

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