Capital Project Resources





Annual Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Book


Capital projects are large-scale projects that are funded by MSD's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. They are typically planned and designed in house or by a third-party consultant and constructed by an outside construction firm. CIP projects are rated and prioritized each year to meet the various needs of MSD and its ratepayers.


Projects can be generated through a number of sources, including in-house, other governmental agencies, environmental concerns, and the public. MSD’s CIP includes wet weather projects required by our Wet Weather Program to reduce sewer overflows, as well as asset management projects needed to rebuild our aging sewer system.


Consultants and contractors who are interested in bidding on or submitting qualifications or proposals for an MSD capital project can find helpful resources below:



Capital projects include, but are not limited to:


  • Sewer replacement or rehabilitation
  • Sewer separation/green infrastructure
  • Pump station upgrade or elimination
  • Treatment plant upgrades
  • High-rate treatment facility
  • Odor control
  • CSO outfall improvements
  • Treatment plant upgrades
  • Planning studies and watershed evaluations


NOTE:  The City of Cincinnati manages all procurement for MSD and is responsible for contracting with professional design engineering firms and construction firms where needed for CIP projects.




Capital Project Resource Library

A Resource Library for consultants and contractors working on MSD capital projects. Learn more


Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati are committed to increasing opportunities for small businesses. Learn more


CIP Book

MSD's annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP) book. Download the CIP book


New Products Committee

The New Products Committee is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and approving requests to use new products in MSD Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Learn more