Portion of 15th Street closed for emergency sewer line repair

March 04, 2022

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.

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Waterway Protection Tunnel one step closer to operational

February 16, 2022

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.

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Can You Dig It? 2022

January 20, 2022
Can You Dig It?

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:

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MSD video honors "I Have A Dream" speech

January 14, 2022
I Have A Dream

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.

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MSD completes acquisition of Bullitt County Sanitation District

December 15, 2021

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.

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Application for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

November 15, 2021


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.

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MSD projects receive grant funds

November 04, 2021

Two grants totaling more than $7.6 million will fund major MSD infrastructure improvements in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Governor Andy Beshear announced the grants October 26 under the $250 million Kentucky Cleaner Water Program, funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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Construction Career Day returns

November 04, 2021

MSD was one of the attractions for more than 1,200 high school students from across Kentucky who gathered at the Shelby County Fairgrounds during Kentucky Construction Career Days in September.

The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Construction Career Choice Council, exposes vocational and technical school students to careers in construction. More than fifty exhibitors gave the students a wide variety of experiences at this year’s September 21 and 22 gathering.

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Parrott chairs environmental justice task force

October 04, 2021
Task force

The Environmental Justice Task Force for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)—chaired by MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott—has developed a set of Environmental Justice Principles for the water sector. The principles will be used by NACWA in on-going discussions with Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and utility peers.

“Because of the work our task force has done, NACWA has moved to set up a standing Environmental Justice Committee within NACWA this fall which will keep the momentum going,” Parrott said.

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Small local businesses have opportunity to gain MSD construction contracts

July 30, 2021

Local small businesses that provide construction services can learn more about MSD’s new Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SBE Program) at informational sessions on August 3, 4 and 5. These one-hour virtual sessions are for construction contractors interested in bidding as a prime for MSD construction-related work.

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