MSD, in collaboration with Rumpke Sanitary Landfill and the Ohio EPA, has completed excavation of 110, 30-yard containers of trash and recovered 210 cubic yards of trash containing mercury. Read More...
Proposed Revisions to MSD Stormwater Regulations
MSD is proposing to revise its stormwater regulations for new developments or redevelopments within the combined sewer system. Read More...
MSD Named 2014 U.S. Water Prize Winner
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) has been named a 2014 U.S. Water Prize Winner by the U.S. Water Alliance. MSD was selected for the national award because of its green infrastructure strategy to reduce water pollution, beautify neighborhoods and help spark economic development. Read More...
Lick Run Project Featured on NPR
New urban waterways are making a comeback. MSD's Lick Run project was featured in a National Public Radio report about cities bringing back buried streams and creating lasting environmental and economic benefits. Listen to the Story... (MP3 file will open in your default player or browser window)
Cincinnati Water Utilities to Host International Water Conference in 2015
The International Water Association (IWA), in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, will host water experts from around the globe in April 2015 during a joint specialty water conference. This is the first time the conference will be held in North America. World water leaders will discuss critical water and wastewater industry issues. Read More...
MSD Director to Receive National Environmental Achievement Award
MSD’s Executive Director has been selected to receive the National Association of Clean Water Agencies 2014 Environmental Achievement Award. Read More...
Cincinnati Reds and MSD Team Up for Clean Water
The Reds and MSD are teaming up to sustainably manage stormwater at Cincinnati's Roselawn Park. MSD's project, which integrates the new P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy now under construction at the park, will improve water quality, beautify the park and reduce sewer overflows into the Mill Creek. Read More...
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (known as MSD or MSDGC) serves the wastewater removal and treatment needs of residents and businesses in Hamilton County, Ohio. The Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Ohio established MSD in 1968 pursuant to Section 6117 of the Ohio Revised Code. Under the 1968 agreement, the City of Cincinnati agreed to operate and solely manage MSD’s daily operations and sustainability.
MSD's employees work at facilities located throughout the county, and provide service to customers in most of the county's municipalities and townships as well as in the City of Cincinnati. Read More...
The City of Cincinnati's Amended Responsible Bidder Ordinance, effective 7/29/2013, requires that construction contractors bidding on projects costing more than $400,000 meet requirements to maintain or participate in an apprenticeship program. Additional resources are located below and in the Contracting Resources section to the right. Learn More...
MSD has been again nationally recognized for Excellence in Management by NACWA, effective through 2014. MSD has now earned this prestigious designation three consecutive times beginning in 2005. This award honors MSD management and staff for their significant efforts toward improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Area high school students will have the opportunity to gain work experience this summer in a range of professional and technical fields. (Video from SIA 2013 graduation) Frequently Asked Questions are answered in the 2014 SIA FAQ. For more information Please visit the Student Intern Academy or Project Rebuild web sites.
MSD has exciting careers in civil, industrial, mechanical, chemical, and environmental engineering and other technical and scientific fields. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is community oriented and focused on environmental excellence. MSD is also a great place to work! Learn more about MSD Career Opportunities.
MSD's Customer Call Center:
Report a Sewer Emergency
If you are a Hamilton County resident or property owner and are experiencing a sewer backup, you must report the problem immediately (within 24 hours of first noticing it) to MSD's Customer Call Center.
Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (513) 352-4900.
For Sewer Backup events, you may also submit your request online.
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