Mt. Washington Source Control





About 47 properties along Woodlark Drive, Thornbird Drive, Lusanne Terrace, and Mayland Drive in Mt. Washington have been experiencing chronic sewer backups since 2011. MSD has designed and is now constructing a solution that will help reduce the sewer backups and also allow for future stormwater controls to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) from CSO 182 into Berkshire Creek, a tributary of the Little Miami River.


The project includes new storm sewers along Woodlark, vicinity of Thornbird, Lusanne, Mayland, Glade Avenue, and Beacon Road to capture stormwater and convey it to a new downstream connection point on the existing combined sewer north of the intersection of Beacon Road and Ambar Avenue (see project map above). 


MSD will install about 4,400 feet of storm sewer, ranging in diameter from 12 to 54 inches. 



Project Status

Here's the current project status:


  • Construction is anticipated to begin in early August 2023, with completion by spring 2025, pending weather and field conditions.
  • MSD's construction contractor is Rack and Ballauer Excavating Co. Inc.
  • The anticipated construction phasing is as follows:
    • Phase 1: Duke Energy relocation of electric poles from south side of Glade Avenue to north side, sanitary sewer lateral adjustments on all impacted streets, and installation of storm sewers on Beacon Road
    • Phase 2: Installation of storm sewers at the intersection of Glade Avenue and Beacon Road
    • Phase 3: Installation of storm sewers on Mayland Drive, Lusanne Terrace, and Woodlark Drive
    • Phase 4: Installation of storm sewers on Glade Avenue
    • Phase 5: Installation of storm sewers from Thornbird Drive to Mayland (via jack and bore) and installation of a new water main on Mayland and Lusanne
    • Phase 6: Restoration of concrete and sod
    • Phase 7: Final asphalt restoration on roadways
  • Mayland, Glade, and Beacon will be closed to thru traffic as construction progresses along these streets. Flagging may also be used to control traffic.
  • Local access to homes will be maintained at all times, but delays could occur.
  • No parking signs will be posted as needed.
  • Potholing will occur throughout the project (drilling of exploratory holes to confirm the location of utility lines)