Task Force Recommends Gradual Merger Between MSD, Louisville Water

A task force commissioned to study Louisville’s utilities is recommending a gradual merger between the Metropolitan Sewer District and the Louisville Water Company. The group issued its recommendations to Mayor Greg Fischer today. Fischer ordered the analysis after a state audit of MSD showed egregious waste and inefficiencies. The group was tasked with studying the […]

Task Force Recommends Water Company and Sewer District Merge

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works recommends that MSD and the water company merge within the next five years. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appointed the task force in January, after a scathing state audit showed numerous inefficiencies within the Metropolitan Sewer District. […]

Consultants Predict Financial Benefits of Utility Collaboration

The task force studying potential collaborations between several Louisville utilities has one more week to finalize its recommendations to Mayor Greg Fischer. The group heard from a consultant today about some potential financial benefits to a merger. The utility task force was assigned to analyze the services provided by Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water and […]

Utility Task Force Hasn’t Ruled Out Potential Merger Between MSD, Louisville Water

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works is nearing the end of its work. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appointed the task force in January, after a scathing state audit showed numerous inefficiencies within the Metropolitan Sewer District. With the help of a […]

Electrical Malfunction Releases 2.5 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Into the Ohio River

The Metropolitan Sewer District has reported a release of 2.5 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Ohio River. The cause was an electrical malfunction yesterday morning. Most of the sewage from homes and businesses in the Beargrass Creek watershed goes to the seven-year-old Starkey Pump Station in Butchertown, which sends sewage to the Morris […]

Council Leaders React to MSD Audit

Leaders in the Louisville Metro Council are responding to the blistering state audit that found several problems with the Metropolitan Sewer District, which is being overhauled by Mayor Greg Fischer. Earlier this year, city lawmakers pressured the agency to adopt an ethics policy amid allegations of impropriety. At the time, MSD attorney Larry Zielke told […]

Fischer Cleans House at MSD

In response to this morning’s scathing audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a number of changes in the department. Fischer is announcing the department changes this hour. So far, he has announced that: MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein will retire this spring Greg Heitzman, head of the Louisville water […]

MSD Pays $8,000 to Mitigate Archaeological Dispute

The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is paying $8,000 to the state’s office of archaeology. The money will be used to study artifacts found on property where pipe construction has been completed. The Army Corps of Engineers—which provided MSD with one of the permits used to run pipes through property near Floyd’s Fork—found that construction […]