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AREA TEAM MANAGEMENT
CAPITAL PROJECTS
DRAINAGE PROGRAMS
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
EROSION PREVENTION & SEDIMENT CONTROL ORDINANCE
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
LOUISVILLE GREEN
NEIGHBORHOOD
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
ODOR CONTROL
PLUMBING MODIFICATION PROGRAM (PMP)
PRETREATMENT / HAZMAT
SAFETY PROGRAMS
SERVICE PROGRAMS
SEWER OVERFLOW CONTROL PROGRAMS
STORMWATER QUALITY
WATER QUALITY TREATMENT CENTERS

 

 

Maintenance Solutions:

  1. MSD Crew: MSD's Maintenance Division maintains and repairs existing drainage systems and facilities and also improves drainage systems on a limited basis. Maintenance work is any construction activity which can be completed in 5 crew days or less. However, ditch mowing is a maintenance activity regardless of the number of crew days necessary to complete a job. Any drainage improvement which does not conform to this general description is a capital or engineering solution.
  2. Routine Mowing Program: MSD's Maintenance Division maintains a map of improved channels which are included in the Routine Mowing Program. These channels are typically mowed 2 to 4 times a year. Improved channels included in the program, which are located in residential areas, may be mowed 3 to 4 times per year. Improved channels in the program, which are located in commercial areas may be mowed 1 to 2 times per year. Typically, MSD's Maintenance Division hires outside contractors for assistance. As a part of this program, MSD will identify channels that can be included in no-mow zones. MSD policies encourage the preservation of natural vegetation and trees as helpful to water quality, erosion control, removal of pollutants from run-off and preservation of natural wildlife habitats.
  3. Neighborhood Maintenance Program

Engineering Solutions:

  1. Study Area: A drainage study is MSD's way of thoroughly reviewing the drainage facilities and problems throughout a large area, generally one-half square mile, so that the utility can determine what can be done to improve the area's drainage service. MSD hires engineering consulting firms to evaluate the problems and identify the most effective way of addressing the drainage service requests. If the study conducted by a consultant confirms that a construction project is needed, MSD may ask for the project funds depending upon the problem's severity and the project's priority.
  2. Watershed Master Plan: This is a drainage study over an entire watershed.  The 11 major watersheds in MSD's service area are Cedar Creek, Floyd's Fork, Goose Creek, Harrods Creek, Mill Creek, Middle Fork Beargrass Creek, Muddy Fork Beargrass Creek, Pennsylvania Run, Pond Creek, South Fork Beargrass Creek and Ohio River.
  3. Capital Construction Projects: These are generally large drainage improvement projects that require detailed engineering and other resources to create, install or significantly improve drainage systems.  They are currently planned five years in advance.   Frequently, these projects come out of the Study Area Program.

For more information, please contact: Steve Emly

 

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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