MSD Board Meetings
MSD Board meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month except when a holiday occurs on that Monday.
February 24, 2014
Survivors of April Flooding, Storms Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid
If you or your business suffered damage from the recent flooding, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. FEMA assistance can include temporary housing expenses, home repair, home replacement and housing construction. You may be eligible for grants that will help with personal property expenses, transportation, moving, and medical and child care expenses. Business owners may also be eligible for low interest loans and unemployment insurance benefits.
You can begin your application for FEMA assistance using these methods:
Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Call 1-800-621- 3362 (FEMA)
Call 1-800-462-7585 if you use TTY
Call 1-800-621-3362 if you use 711 or Video Relay Service
FEMA representatives encourage applicants to collect the following information ahead of time to speed the process:
Social Security Number
Address of the damaged property and current address
Brief description of disaster-related damages and losses
Insurance and bank account information
The deadline to apply is June 29.
Flood Mitigation Workgroup
On May 5th, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy announced the formation of a Flood Mitigation Workgroup following the eight-inch rain of April 3rd, when 1000's of homes were impacted by rain water and localized flooding near creeks and streams in Jefferson County.
for information about the Workgroup.
On April 2nd - 3rd, Louisville received a record rainfall and experienced a flash flood event. Remember flood safety
when dealing with flooding. During flood events, be careful if walking through water. As little as 6 inches of water
can cause a person to fall. Never drive through water and stay away from electrical equipment and downed power lines.
After the flood, be sure to clean and disinfect anything that got wet because it could be contaminated with sewage and
chemicals from the floodwater. Remove moldy objects that cannot be saved as soon as possible and seal in plastic bags.
Objects that can be saved should be dried as soon as possible. Open all doors and windows to allow air to circulate and
dry out your home. Use dehumidifiers as soon as possible after the flood. Before cleaning, take photographs of the damage
for flood insurance purposes. Make a list of lost or damaged items for your insurance also. Before rebuilding, MSD is required
to issue a floodplain permit. For more information about permitting, safety, flood insurance, and how to prepare for the next
flood, Click here
May 2015 StreamLine Newsletter
StreamLine is a publication for news and events at MSD. Please click here to see the latest issue.
Morris Forman WQTC experiences major power outage...
Proposed MSD 2014 Wastewater and Stormwater Rates
The Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is giving notice of its intent to modify its Schedule of Rates, Rentals,
and Charges. You may click on the following links for the preliminary Schedule of Rates, Rentals and Charges document
the MSD Board Resolution to Amend the Schedule of Rates, Rentals and Charges.
The proposed schedule and MSD Board
resolution are also available for inspection until July 1, 2014 at MSD's headquarters located at 700 West Liberty Street, Louisville, KY 40203.
Written comments regarding the proposed rates may be addressed to the MSD Board at 700 West Liberty Street; Louisville, KY 40203.
MSD Strategic Business Plan 2014-18
The MSD Board of Directors has approved the Strategic Business Plan 2014-18 and it is now available. It can be downloaded by clicking on this link
MSD wins BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
On November 4, 2014, the Louisville Better Business Bureau honored MSD with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
in the large business category. MSD Executive Director Greg Heitzman gave full credit to the
hard work of MSD’s 600 employees. “Over the past three years, MSD has made tremendous progress in transforming the way
we operate our utility—creating a culture of integrity and trust, for both employees and ratepayers—while setting a national standard
for best practices in providing exceptional wastewater, drainage and flood protection services.”
One Water Update - Shared Services for MSD and LWC
Beginning in January 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer requested LWC and MSD evaluate partnership opportunities, from shared services to complete merger into a "One Water" utility for Louisville. The following web link provides access to all of the public documents on One Water for Louisville: One Water Update.
MSD's Louisville Utility and Public Works Advisory Group
Wastewater / Stormwater Discharge Regulations
MSD recently modified its requirements for new development construction in compliance with the EPA?s requirements. The changes, effective August 1, 2013, require the use of green infrastructure on new development construction as a means to reduce stormwater based pollution from entering the area creeks and waterways. MSD developed an Executive Summary Fact Sheet and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help explain the stormwater quality program changes and to work transparently in providing sound public communication on this program.
Link to WDRS
MSD's Presentation to the Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee
On June 18, 2013 MSD presented its FY13/14 Operating and Capital budget and proposed rate increase to the Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee. For a copy of the full presentation that was handed out at the meeting, please click here
Summer 2013 Crosscurrents Released
Top Story: Reducing overflows and enhancing our water quality
MSD has made significant strides over the years in reducing sewer overflows into local waterways. However, the Clean Water Act - which was passed in 1972 - contains aggressive water quality standards for cities like Louisville. read more
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR") for MSD for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 is now available. It can be downloaded (along with other MSD annual reports) by clicking on this link.
Status on the implementation of the State Auditor's Recommendations
On December 16, 2011 the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky released their report "Examination of Certain Policies, Procedures, Controls, and Financial Activity of Metropolitan Sewer District". Since that report was release MSD prepared a 60-day update and subsequent updates on the status of MSD's implementation of the auditor's recommendations. For a copy of any of these documents please click here
Buechel Basin certified as operational
In accordance with Consent Decree requirements, the Buechel Basin
has been certified to the Environmental Protection Agency as
substantially complete, being able to utilize the full benefit of the
first two large cells. The third, and largest, cell is currently under
construction and is expected to be complete during the summer of 2014.
read more (, 515KB) | StreamLine Archive
New Products and Pre-Approved Sources
Manufacturers and suppliers that desire to have their products,
materials and supplies pre-approved for construction by MSD
must follow specific guidelines
Reduce Basement Backups
MSD offers two voluntary programs under our Plumbing Modification Program, to reduce basement backups and remove improper connections to the sewer system -- Basement Backflow Prevention Program and the Sump Pump / Downspout Disconnection Program. Click here (, 1.5M) for more information.
MSD Financing of Private Sewer Line Replacement
MSD offers a new program that will allow residential sanitary sewer customers to replace their broken or stopped up private sewer line on a monthly, interest free, payment plan. Read the press release | view program flyer (, 807K).
3rd Edition Rain Gardens Manuals Now Available (Hard Copy or Download)
You can now download a copy of the 3rd Edition of A How-To Guide for Building Your Own Rain Garden (,
5M) or you can pick one up in the MSD lobby. Or contact MSD's
Customer Relations at (502) 587-0603 and provide our
representative with your name and address and we will mail
MSD Greener Solutions Information
For more information and sources of rain barrels, rain gardens,
and related plants please
Green Management Practices (GMP) Manual
To check out the new manual and other design aids, click here. To get a copy of a brochure on "Green Infrastructure: Incentives and Savings for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Property Owners", click here.
Louisville Green Fertilizer gains momentum
LG fertilizer is in great demand! It is being sold by the truckloads
faster than we can make it!
MSD IT Strategy Plan Documents