The aim of MSD's Sewer Backup (SBU) Program is to help mitigate the impact of sewer backups caused by the MSD public sewer and to help educate the community about preventing and protecting their property from sewer backups caused by private building sewers or overland flooding.
The SBU program has been in operation since January 2004 and was the first of its kind in the nation. Previously known as the Water-in-Basement or WIB program, it is required under MSD's Consent Decree.
Since its inception, the program has handled on average about 3,000-6,000 reports of potential sewer backups every year.
The ombudsman for the SBU Program is the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. If you have questions MSD cannot answer, you can contact the Legal Aid Society at (513) 362-2801.
The SBU program provides the following services to MSD customers: