Nationally Recognized Solution for Combined Sewer Overflows Approved
Strand Associates led a multidisciplinary team through the planning and preliminary design of the “Lick Run Project,” the largest sustainable combined sewer overflow (CSO) solution for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC). After years of evaluation and coordination, MSDGC’s nationally recognized solution for reducing CSOs into the Mill Creek was approved May 30, 2013, by the USEPA and other Regulators.
This sustainable integrated watershed solution will remove 1.78 billion gallons of CSOs annually from the Mill Creek by 2018 during Phase 1 of Project Groundwork, MSDGC’s Consent Decree program. It will not only improve water quality but will serve as a catalyst to improve local neighborhoods. Known as the “Revised Original Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy,” this solution is recognized as a national model by the USEPA for the sustainable management of stormwater to reduce CSOs.
It includes a suite of projects in the Lick Run, Kings Run, West Fork, and Bloody Run watersheds. One of the highlights is the Lick Run urban waterway or valley conveyance system that will convey stormwater and natural drainage through South Fairmount to the Mill Creek.
Learn more about the Lick Run Project on our “Projects Page,” or visit the MSDGC webpage: http://www.projectgroundwork.org/projects/lowermillcreek/index.htm