Want to help keep stormwater out of sewers? Buy an MSD rain barrel.
The rain barrels cost $80 and hold 55 gallons of stormwater. Rain barrels also provide users with a free source of water for home and garden use.
The barrels are available between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in Development Services (taps, permits, records) at MSD’s Wastewater Engineering and Education Center, 1035 Woodrow Street (off Gest Street in Lower Price Hill). Cash, check or money orders are accepted. For more information call 513-244-1330.
Note: If you live in the City of Cincinnati, you cannot disconnect your downspout from the combined sewer. The overflow device at the top of the rain barrel must be connected back into the plumbing stack (where the downspout goes into the ground).