MSD needs to balance its budget, just like everyone else. We begin this process every summer and complete it by December for the coming year.
We have two budgets:
MSD also conducts annual rate studies to determine if a sewer rate increase is needed to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the district and complying with our Consent Decree.
The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) is responsible for approving MSD's budgets and rate increases. As part of the process, MSD typically submits its proposed budgets to the BoCC in August followed by meetings with the County over the next several months to fine-tune the proposals. The BoCC hosts a public hearing(s) in November or December prior to final approval of the budgets/rate increases in December.
MSD's approved 2021 Operating Budget is $222.8 million. The BoCC approved this budget on December 17, 2020. This is a 2.34% increase over the 2020 budget. MSD is projected to generate about $268.7 million in operating revenue during 2021.
The budget includes:
For more details, please view the approved 2021 Operating Budget.
MSD's approved 2021 CIP Budget is $123.4 million. The BoCC approved this budget on December 17, 2020.
The budget includes:
For more details, please view the approved 2021 CIP Budget.
There is no sewer rate increase for 2021. Sewer rates have not increased for the last six years.
Report a Sewer Backup:
(513) 352-4900 24/7 or online
Customer Call Center:
(513) 352-4900 24/7
Project Customer Service:
MSD Mailing Address:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
Approved 2021 Budgets
Approved 2021 Operating Budget, December 17, 2020
Legislation for Approved 2021 Operating Budget, December 17, 2020
Approved 2021 CIP Budget, December 17, 2020
Legislation for Approved 2021 CIP Budget, December 17, 2020
2020 Operating Budget
2020 3rd Quarter Operating Budget Report, December 1, 2020
2020 2nd Quarter Operating Budget Report, July 15, 2020
2020 Operating Budget Adjustment, September 1, 2020
2020 Operating Budget Adjustment, January 21, 2020
2020 CIP Budget
Past MSD Budgets