The State Auditor's office completed a year-long performance audit of MSD on February 28, 2017. The findings confirm MSD is a solidly performing organization, providing competitive return on investment to its sewer ratepayers. The audit includes 8 recommendations totaling about $2 million in potential savings within MSD's $100-plus million operating budget. MSD has already implemented several of the recommendations and will look for additional opportunities for savings.
MSD reviewed the performance audit and offered comment in several areas:
Ten major MSD sewer projects, as well as two associated water main relocations and a road repaving, are under construction or will begin construction on the west side of Cincinnati this year.
The projects will impact traffic flow along major thoroughfares such as Queen City Avenue, Westwood Avenue, Westwood Northern Boulevard and Montana Avenue.
Nine of the projects are required under MSD’s federal Consent Decree; the other is an asset management project to replace deteriorated sewer pipe.
To help coordinate construction and make it run as smoothly as possible, MSD works with multiple partners, including transportation and public works departments, community leaders, the public and the media.
If needed, MSD will modify traffic patterns, signage, barriers and work hours, etc. to reduce congestion and enhance access and safety.
The projects include: