Metropolitan Sewer District http://wfpl.org en Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff http://wfpl.org/post/updated-louisville-water-co-msd-immediately-start-sharing-some-services-staff <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 1:47 p.m.: A Little More</span></strong></p><p>Leaders of the Louisville Water Company and the Metropolitan Sewer District will begin a consolidation effort that could save nearly $100 million in expenses over the next 10 years.</p><p>Greg Heitzman, executive director of Metropolitan Sewer District, said a bulk of the saving will come from shared support services and attrition.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:28:09 +0000 Joseph Lord & Jacob Ryan 8511 at http://wfpl.org Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff New Louisville Water Co. President Discusses Possible Future Working With MSD http://wfpl.org/post/new-louisville-water-co-president-discusses-possible-future-working-msd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Water Company has selected a new leader as the utility continues its exploration of a possible merger with the Metropolitan Sewer District.</span></p><p>Jim Brammell was unanimously named the water company’s chief executive &nbsp;on Thursday. His predecessor <a href="/post/heitzman-appointed-permanent-msd-director">Greg Heitzman&nbsp;was appointed in May to lead the Metropolitan Sewer District.</a></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:35:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 6249 at http://wfpl.org New Louisville Water Co. President Discusses Possible Future Working With MSD Metropolitan Sewer District Fined $161,000 For Illegal Sewer Overflows http://wfpl.org/post/metropolitan-sewer-district-fined-161000-illegal-sewer-overflows <p>Unfortunately, sewer overflows aren’t really anything out of the ordinary in Louisville. There were 400 times in 2010 and 2011 when untreated waste flowed illegally into area waterways: more than 100 million gallons of sewage. Now the Metropolitan Sewer District has been fined $161,000 by state and federal environmental regulators. Thu, 30 May 2013 16:04:32 +0000 Erica Peterson 5594 at http://wfpl.org Metropolitan Sewer District Fined $161,000 For Illegal Sewer Overflows MSD Reports 24,000 Gallons of Sewage Released into Beargrass Creek During Malfunction http://wfpl.org/post/msd-reports-24000-gallons-sewage-released-beargrass-creek-during-malfunction <p>About 24,000 gallons of untreated sewage was released this morning into the South Fork of Beargrass Creek.</p><p>The Metropolitan Sewer District reported a blockage in the sewer line around 11:00am. The waste would normally been diverted to the treatment plant, but the obstruction allowed the sewage to back up and rise over the dam around where Beargrass Creek crosses Lexington Road and Baxter Avenue.</p><p>The problem was fixed after about an hour and a half, but it’s recommended that the public avoid contact with the water for the next 48 hours.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:58:19 +0000 Erica Peterson 5246 at http://wfpl.org MSD Reports 24,000 Gallons of Sewage Released into Beargrass Creek During Malfunction Equipment Failure Spills 95 Million Gallons of Waste and Stormwater Into Mill, Pond Creeks http://wfpl.org/post/equipment-failure-spills-95-million-gallons-waste-and-stormwater-mill-pond-creeks <p>This weekend's rain has caused some major problems for Louisville's sewer system.</p><p>There were about three inches of rain Saturday evening and Sunday, causing overflows and backups all over Jefferson County. But the biggest problem is probably an equipment malfunction that leaked 95 million gallons of stormwater and waste into waterways.</p><p>From MSD:</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:27:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 3405 at http://wfpl.org Equipment Failure Spills 95 Million Gallons of Waste and Stormwater Into Mill, Pond Creeks Heitzman Appointed Permanent MSD Director http://wfpl.org/post/heitzman-appointed-permanent-msd-director <p>A year after a <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2011MetropolitanSewerDistrictexamination.pdf" target="_blank">scathing audit</a> exposed numerous managerial problems, Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District has finished addressing the deficiencies. Mayor Greg Fischer has also appointed Louisville Water CEO Greg Heitzman as permanent executive director of the agency.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:14:27 +0000 Erica Peterson 2900 at http://wfpl.org Heitzman Named Permanent MSD Director http://wfpl.org/post/heitzman-named-permanent-msd-director <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed Greg Heitzman to be the permanent executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District.</p><p>Heitzman, who’s also president of Louisville Water, has been MSD’s interim executive director since a leadership shakeup at the agency over the past year.</p><p>Fischer says Heitzman will oversee the potential merger of MSD and Louisville Water.</p><p>This story will be updated.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:48:18 +0000 Rick Howlett 2893 at http://wfpl.org Heitzman Named Permanent MSD Director Buechel, Newburg Residents Protest New MSD Overflow Basin http://wfpl.org/post/buechel-newburg-residents-protest-new-msd-overflow-basin <p>Residents of Louisville’s Newburg and Buechel neighborhoods are protesting a planned sewage overflow basin in their area. They held a protest at City Hall today.</p><p>The Metropolitan Sewer District began constructing the basin on a 40 acre site near Poplar Level Road, Jennings Lane and Produce Road six months ago. It’s designed to hold 100 million gallons of water, but will only be put to use when rain causes the city’s sanitary sewer system to overflow. Without a catch basin, the water flows untreated into area streams and the Ohio River.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:59:35 +0000 Erica Peterson 1867 at http://wfpl.org MSD Board Approves Rate Increase, Complying With EPA http://wfpl.org/post/msd-board-approves-rate-increase-complying-epa <p></p><p>The Metropolitan Sewer District has approved its forth consecutive 6.5 percent rate increase, adding $2.31 to customers&#39; average monthly bill.</p><p>MSD is under a federal mandate to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Water Act and is responsible for nearly $850 million of repairs and upgrades to its sewage system.</p><p>Spokesman Steve Tedder said the consent decree plan devised by MSD in 2008 calls for rate increases over the next several years.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:39:02 +0000 Devin Katayama 1162 at http://wfpl.org LIBOR Scandal Likely Affecting Revenues for Kentucky Agencies http://wfpl.org/post/libor-scandal-likely-affecting-revenues-kentucky-agencies <p></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:03:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 1116 at http://wfpl.org