Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District says four water pumping stations will be placed around the county this week. “The grounds really haven’t had a chance to dry out and they can’t soak up any rain fall. And once November comes the rain starts moving in its more regular it’s a heavier amount and it’s a… Continue reading Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

Top MSD Engineer, Board Member Resign

Two officials at Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District have resigned. Chief Engineer Mark Johnson’s last day will be next Friday after three years with the agency. Board member Charles Weiter has also resigned, though his term wasn’t scheduled to end until June 30. Allegations of ethical misconduct have dogged the agency recently, though an MSD spokesman… Continue reading Top MSD Engineer, Board Member Resign

Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain… Continue reading Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

MSD Outlines Progress on Sewer Improvements at Public Meeting

The Metropolitan Sewer District is in the process of implementing a 19-year $850 million plan to upgrade the county’s sewer systems and improve water quality. The MSD held an open house today to answer questions about the project. Inside the Watterson Expressway, there are combined sewers, where rainwater, wastewater and sewage mix. In the outer… Continue reading MSD Outlines Progress on Sewer Improvements at Public Meeting

MSD to Answer Questions, Take Comments on Sewer Overflow Projects

The Metropolitan Sewer District will hold a public meeting tomorrow afternoon to answer questions about the projects the district is taking to reduce sewer overflow. MSD spokesman Brian Bingham says there are a number of projects the agency is undertaking as part of a consent decree with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The large expansion… Continue reading MSD to Answer Questions, Take Comments on Sewer Overflow Projects

Green Building Adapts to Various Structures, Scales in Kentucky Architecture

Green building is often seen as a luxury. A lot of projects are capital-intensive, and take years to make up for their costs in energy savings. But as energy prices rise, sustainable buildings are starting to make even more fiscal sense for all types of buildings. The corner of Seventh and Liberty streets in downtown… Continue reading Green Building Adapts to Various Structures, Scales in Kentucky Architecture

MSD Considers Adopting More Stringent Ethics Policy

The Metropolitan Sewer District is considering strengthening it’s ethics policy. The agency already has an ethics policy, but amid allegations of impropriety and an investigation by the state auditor, Metro council members have called for it to adopt a policy similar to the Metro Government Ethics Code. Attorney Larry Zielke prepared a draft for the… Continue reading MSD Considers Adopting More Stringent Ethics Policy

Ohio River Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District are coordinating a cleanup along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow. Volunteers from six states will pick up trash and debris along 1,800 miles of riverbank. In the Louisville Metro Area, volunteers will gather at six locations including: 1.         Hayes Kennedy Park… Continue reading Ohio River Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday

MSD Proposes New Public Comment Process for Board Meetings

Metropolitan Sewer District Board Chair Arnold Celentano has proposed a new process for public comments at MSD Meetings. WFPL’s Dalton Main reports. The process has been submitted to a committee, which will send a recommendation to the full board for approval. The proposed process would allow up to five people three minutes each to speak,… Continue reading MSD Proposes New Public Comment Process for Board Meetings

River Expected To Crest At 33 Feet

The National Weather Service has predicted that the Ohio River will crest at 33 feet by Tuesday afternoon, that’s ten feet above flood stage. Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Bud Schardein says the agency is working nonstop to ensure that the city is prepared. “Staff has been working those stations 24 hours a day, they’ll… Continue reading River Expected To Crest At 33 Feet