Flooded roadways, destroyed homes and raw sewage overflows are reminders that our city’s ability to thrive depends on the most basic public health and safety protection systems – wastewater, stormwater and flood protection.
MSD has completed an extensive analysis of these systems and has developed a Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan to address the challenges posed by aging infrastructure, some of which dates back to the Civil War era.
The difficult truth is the solutions come with a price tag of $4.3 billion over the next 20 years, including almost $500 million to finish the remaining Consent Decree projects to meet the federal order to reduce sewer overflows.
Issues That We Are Facing:
The issues facing Louisville are complex and impact every part of the community. The Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan document is extensive - five volumes and hundreds of pages. However, six issues have been identified that provide a snapshot of the challenges to public health and safety across the entire system.
Click each icon below for photos and a brief description of each issue.
We want to hear from you:
Louisville can no longer avoid renewing and restoring its vital wastewater, flood protection and stormwater management facilities. Input is needed from the community to determine how soon the critical projects should be completed.
The entire Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan - also referred to as the MSD 20-year Comprehensive Facility Plan - is online here for your review, as well as available to review in person in each of Louisville’s public library branches. Click here to read what your neighbors on the Wet Weather Team Stakeholder Group said about the Plan. Read what we've heard so far from other community partners here.
To provide feedback, visit the Community Input page here.
Or attend one of our Community Conversation meetings:
3/30 District 6
4/2 Breckenridge Neighborhood Association
4/6 District 4, Smoketown Neighborhood
4/10 District 20
4/11 City of Hurstbourne
5/15 Upper Highlands Neighborhood