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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.
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.
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.
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 http://louisville.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=4972
Throughout January and February, Louisville MSD has presented its infrastructure needs to the community through the Critical Repair and Reinvestment Plan.
Louisville MSD Flood Protection Supervisor JP Carsone (pictured standing) is serving as Team Lead for Louisville Metro and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Regional Resiliency Assessment Program to develop a plan for catastrophic urban flooding, which could occur if Louisville’s Ohio River Flood Protection System (operated and maintained by MSD) experienced a failure during a heavy rain event.
MSD experienced an example of collapsing infrastructure just outside the MSD Main Office on February 9. A brick catch basin connected to the combined sewer system, which was installed in 1899, collapsed on 7th and Cedar Streets.
MSD joined the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, Inc. for a community conversation concerning MSD’s Critical Repair and Reinvestment Plan on February 2, 2017, at the Price Weber Advertising Agency building.
MSD management networked with building industry professionals, and Executive Director Tony Parrott gave a presentation on Louisville’s wastewater, stormwater and flood protection infrastructure needs. He answered questions posed by the attendees, who were also given the opportunity to fill out our Community Input form.