MSD News

A shocking way to study stream health: MSD and electro-fishing

November 08, 2017
A shocking way to study stream health: MSD and electro-fishing

Rainfall. Temperature. Man-made pollutants. Numerous factors can affect the life of a stream, which means Louisville MSD must utilize a variety of tools to understand stream health and water quality as part of its mission to ensure safe, clean waterways.

One such method is a scientific survey method known as electro-fishing, as part of its efforts to collect biological data about streams in the Louisville Metro area. Fish, along with other biological data, provides insight on local stream health. The process involves using electricity to stun fish before they are caught.

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Downtown Street Cave-In Repairs

October 13, 2017
Downtown Street Cave-In Repairs

Press briefing:


Timeline Updated for Downtown Street Cave-In Repair

East Main and Hancock streets scheduled to open to limited traffic by October 9

Temporary sewer pumps shut off ahead of schedule on October 2

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MSD Board Approves 6.9 Percent Rate Increase

July 31, 2017
rate increase

To view Rates, Rentals, & Charges click here.

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MSD Board Approves 2017 Preliminary Rate Resolution

May 24, 2017
neighborhood flooding

To view the Preliminary Rate Resolution click here

To view the Preliminary Rates, Rentals, & Charges click here

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Executive Director Tony Parrott gives his point of view

May 24, 2017
Tony Parrott

Louisville MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott gave his Point of View on Louisville's infrastructure issues, and the Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan that has been developed to address it, to WDRB on Friday, May 19. 

You can watch his Guest POV here.

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MSD hosts information session for contractors

April 27, 2017
information session

On April 27, Louisville MSD hosted prospective contractors, including Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), at an Information Session concerning the Ohio River Tunnel Project, a 2.5-mile tunnel approximately 200 feet below the surface. MSD personnel outlined the schedule for the project, encouraging contractors to submit bids once the work is advertised. 

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MSD Executive Director writes op-ed on infrastructure needs

April 26, 2017
sewer collapse

MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott has written an opinion piece for the Courier-Journal, which has been published on their website and in the April 26th issue. Parrott addresses Louisville's need to invest in critical wastewater, stormwater and flood protection infrastructure in order to protect our community from risks associated with aging infrastructure. 

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MSD Participates in Mayor's Give A Day

April 20, 2017
MSD employees generously contributed their time to Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer’s sixth annual “Give A Day” week of public service, April 15-23. MSD personnel, who were joined in some events by Louisville Water and Stantec employees, demonstrated their compassion for our community by taking part in volunteer projects:
  • Cleanup of the streets in the Main Office area
  • Rain garden workshop at Maupin Elementary School

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Value of Water — MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott speaks at Congressional Hearing

March 22, 2017
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Washington, DC, March 22, 2017—The Value of Water Campaign today released an economic impact analysis it commissioned to understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. The report release coincides with World Water Day and Water Week, global and national efforts to draw attention to the need to invest in water infrastructure. The report, "The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure" will be shared for the first time today, World Water Day, at a briefing on Capitol Hill.

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Tony Parrott Speaks to Intergovernmental Affairs Committee

March 20, 2017
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MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott spoke to the Louisville Metro Council Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on March 14, laying out MSD's Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan. Footage of this presentation can be viewed at

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