MSD needs to balance its budget, just like everyone else. We begin this process every summer and complete it by December for the coming year.
We have two budgets:
MSD also proposes increases to sewer rates to meet the financial needs of operating a sewer system. Rate increases are necessary to cover the costs related to our federal Consent Decree to reduce sewer overflows into creeks and rivers.
The Hamilton County Commissioners must approve our annual budgets and rate increase. They host public hearings as part of the approval process, usually in December.
MSD expects to generate about $288 million in operating revenue during 2017.
Our adopted operating budget for 2017 is $225.3 million. An additional $5.6 million for items such as specialized hydraulic modeling, water quality monitoring, vehicles, and additional staff will be considered for appropriation during 2017. An additional $5.3 million for items such as a new Duke Energy Rider, sludge hauling, and sewer assessment and cleaning is conditionally approved following review of scope, schedule and cost of services.
For more details, please view the Resolution Adopting a 2017 Operating Budget in the Downloads section at right. You can also view our 2017 Operating Budget Request and Fact Sheet.
Our adopted CIP budget for 2017 is $303.7 million, which includes $208.5 million for wet weather projects required by the Consent Decree, $85.2 million for asset management projects, and $10 million in program contingency.
For more details, please view the Resolution Adopting a 2017 CIP Budget in the Downloads section at right. You can also view our 2017 CIP Budget Request and Fact Sheet
A sewer rate increase for 2017 was not approved.
You can view our Proposed 2017 Sewer Rate Increase Fact Sheet and Revised Draft Rate Study in the Downloads section at right.
MSD's Customer Call Center:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
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2017 Operating Budget
2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget
2017 Sewer Rate Increase
2016 Approved Operating and CIP Budgets and Resolutions (for comparison)