University of Louisville researchers say the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the city has revealed that testing wastewater samples provided by Louisville MSD is the most reliable way to track the presence of the disease in the community.
While a section of 15th Street north of Broadway must remain closed to traffic for the emergency repair of a sewer line running beneath the pavement, MSD can keep limited access available for 15th Street south of Broadway between Maple and West Breckinridge streets. However, motorists must use extra caution and observe the new temporary traffic lights that only allow for one lane of traffic at a time.
The Waterway Protection Tunnel crossed a major milestone last week on the way to becoming operational this spring.
Installation of a 12-inch concrete liner inside the 4-mile tunnel was completed February 11. It was done in short sections pouring the concrete around 30-foot-long circular metal frames that were repeatedly assembled, disassembled and moved along the way.
Because of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the annual Louisville MSD “Can You Dig It?” event scheduled for Thursday, January 20, was converted from in-person to virtual. The event, led by the Procurement, Supplier Diversity and Community Benefits offices, lets contractors learn about upcoming capital construction projects and other contract opportunities in 2022.
Those interested in knowing more about these opportunities with Louisville MSD and Louisville Water are invited to watch the video below and learn more at the following links:
To mark Monday’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MSD employees came together to recreate his legendary “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. The speech called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.
“This speech highlights the message from Dr. King that we all should be united, and that it takes all of us to ensure freedom, equality and justice for the betterment of our country, city, and organization,” said Equity and Compliance Officer Kellie S. Watson.
Six employees of the Bullitt County Sanitation District (BSCD) became part of Louisville MSD on December 1 following MSD’s acquisition of BCSD on November 30. With the transaction, MSD provides service to 4,200 Bullitt County residential customers formerly served by BCSD, Hunter’s Hollow Treatment Plant, Big Valley Sewer Utility and eight small package wastewater treatment plants.
FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
MSD has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the Kentucky Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (KYEM/HS) as a sub-recipient.