Muddy Creek FEMA Project

Commmunity Meeting

MSD hosted a virtual community meeting on March 3, 2021.

Click here to view the virtual meeting video (on MSD's YouTube Channel)

A copy of the March 3rd Muddy Creek presentation and factsheet is located in the downloads box below.

If you have questions about this grant program, please contact Clifton Pendergrass at or (513) 557-7075.


The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) has been awarded a $4 million hazard mitigation grant from FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) to address flooding along Muddy Creek Road in the City of Cincinnati and Green Township.

MSD is also working with OEMA on a second hazard mitigation grant for Muddy Creek Road.

Project Status

The $4 million in grant funding, along with an additional $570,000 from MSD in local cost share, will be used to purchase and demolish up to 35 flood-prone properties along Muddy Creek Road between Glenway Avenue and Westbourne Drive. The homes in this area have been prone to overland flooding and sewer backups for years. They were constructed in the 1950s in and along a former creek bed of Muddy Creek which was enclosed in a sewer. The area is recognized by FEMA as an equivalent 100-year floodplain of Muddy Creek.

Property owners have voluntarily elected to participate in this program. After the grant agreement is executed in early spring, MSD will begin working with property owners to acquire their properties and relocate them to safe and comparable housing.

Once the homes are demolished, MSD will work to restore the area as a natural floodplain or stormwater management area.

The project is estimated to take about two years to complete.

Please check back periodically for updates.

Floodplain Along Muddy Creek Road:

Map of Floodplain along Muddy Creek Road

Contact Us

Report a Sewer Backup:
(513) 352-4900 24/7 or online

Customer Call Center:
(513) 352-4900 24/7

Project Customer Service:
(513) 557-3594

Development Services:
(513) 244-1330

Media Inquiries:
(513) 557-7095


MSD Mailing Address:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

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