MSD's environmental policy is based on the CERES Principles which were drafted in 1989 after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Please take a look at the MSD Environmental Policy Statement.

It's time to recycle your old phone books view more details on the recycling program.

MSD promotes environmental awareness and community involvement in a continuing effort to maintain high water quality standards.

As part of our commitment to educate and inform the public about our operations and impact on the environment, MSD offers a training facility at the Floyds Fork WQTC for visiting 5th-grade classes a variety of instructional facilities.

MSD has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Lights Government Partner Of The Year! For greater energy savings, see Energy Star Program.

MSD faces the challenge of maintaining clean water and a green environment with the needs of a growing community.

A Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan Application must be submitted to MSD by any business that manufactures, uses or stores hazardous materials in excess of designated quantities.


What is a watershed?
What is a greenway?
Why is erosion prevention and sediment control so important?
What is pretreatment?

Check local rainfall online. Actual rainfall conditions are automatically telemetered (transmitted) to MSD's central computer every 5 minutes. 

MSD is taking steps to improve our urban streams.   Interested in learning how you can participate?

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MSD's Greenways Program was established in an effort to return the streams to a more natural state.

Quarterly bill inserts provide a glimpse at some of the many ways that MSD improves our community and our environment. 

Louisville and Jefferson County have adopted a Hazardous Materials Ordinance to prevent serious harm to the environment and reduce the likelihood of a problem from a hazardous material spill.

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush?

The Water Quality Report 2000 report takes a closer look at the factors that affect our streams and includes a review of each stream and its watershed.

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Take a closer look at MSD's Environmental Posters

MSD uses a watershed approach for managing its wastewater and stormwater programs. The majority of MSD's activities are grouped into six area teams.

MSD's Pretreatment Program is designed to protect the sewer system, water quality treatment plants and the environment. The MSD Wastewater/Stormwater Discharge Regulations set uniform requirements for discharges into the public sewer from businesses.

Last Updated May 23, 2013

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