Water quality is at the heart of what MSD does every day. MSD's mission is to protect public health and the environment through wastewater reclamation and watershed management. We operate our facilities and implement projects to fulfill our obligations under the federal Clean Water Act.
Water quality is also an essential element of Project Groundwork, MSD's multi-year and multi-billion-dollar initiative to reduce sewer overflows into rivers and streams.
Toward the goal of understanding and improving water quality, we have undertaken a number of initiatives:
Building upon this work, we conducted a major multi-year study (2011-2014) to benchmark and monitor water quality and aquatic habitat in these rivers and their tributaries through comprehensive biological, chemical, and physical sampling and analysis.
The goal of this study was to:
MSD follwed a four-year monitoring schedule that focused on the following watersheds:
Please visit the links in the right margin to learn more about Ohio Water Quality Standards, the four studies and access the water quality webmap for all sampling locations.
Please visit the downloads in the right margin to view MSD's watershed monitoring and bioassessment plan for the four-year study, read the study reports and learn about MSD's Integrated Prioritization System (IPS).
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
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