The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is the publicly-operated wastewater utility serving 43 out of 49 Hamilton County, Ohio political subdivisions, as well as parts of the three adjacent counties of Butler, Clermont, and Warren. It has a ratepayer base of approximately 230,000 residential and commercial users. MSD provides sewerage collection and treatment services to an area covering approximately more than 290+ square miles, containing over 200,000 separate sewer connections which tie into approximately 3,000 miles of sanitary and combined sewers.
During Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, MSD operated seven major wastewater treatment plants, more than 120 pump stations, and three package treatment plants that resulted in treatment of approximately 184 million gallons daily of collected wastewater. It monitors about 200 industrial users who discharge pre-treated waste into the sewer system. MSD utilizes a five-year capital planning cycle for the repair, replacement, or improvement of its physical infrastructure assets, with estimated project legislations of $165M for 2010 and $908M for the five year cycle of 2010-2014.