metro sewer district

MSD Board to Consider Rate Increase Today

by Gabe Bullard on May 9, 2011

The board of directors of the Metro Sewer District will vote today on a proposed rate increase.

The increase of 6.5 percent would raise rates a little more than two dollars a month for the average customer. Because the increase is under seven percent, it would not need Metro Council approval if it passes the MSD board. There will, however, be a public comment period between the board’s vote and the time the rate increases in July.

MSD officials say the higher rates are necessary for the district to make system improvements and be in line with the Clean Water Act.

This would be the latest in a series of annual rate increases. The last two were also 6.5 percent.

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Fleming Says MSD Board Should Go Further With Ethics Changes

by Gabe Bullard March 28, 2011

Councilman Ken Fleming previously said MSD should place itself under the Metro Government ethics code, and he stands by his statement.

“I would like for them to try to adopt that, or adopt most of it to implement within their organization, but I think they’re taking a good first step toward transparency and to shore up their ethics policy,” he says.

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MSD Awating Word From FEMA on Grant to Buy Flood-Prone Homes

by Gabe Bullard March 21, 2011

The Ohio River is receding, eliminating the threat of floods for many Louisville residents. But parts of the city are still prone to floods, and not because they’re near the river.

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Ohio River Holding Three Feet Above Flood Stage

by Dalton Main March 14, 2011

Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.

“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”

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With Rain Predicted, MSD Remains in “Holding Pattern” on Flooding

by Gabe Bullard March 7, 2011

There is less than an inch of rain in the forecast for Tuesday night and possibly a half inch for Wednesday. The water level is expected to drop slightly before the rainfall.

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