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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:24 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

County to sewer district on budget: That's fantasy land

MSD Director Tony Parrott (left) speaks before Hamilton County Commissioners.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

After the first of two public hearings on the Metropolitan Sewer District's 2015 budget, one thing is clear: there's still a lot of animosity between the utility and Hamilton County Commissioners.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:21 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Looking for ways to lower sewer costs

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

As Hamilton County Commissioners are faced with raising sewer rates again, they're wondering if there's another way to find some relief for ratepayers.

Commission president Chris Monzel says "it's staggering, the amount of money that we have to put into this every year."

He's referring to the multi-billion dollar federal mandate to upgrade the county's sewer system.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann agrees. "Ratepayers are just getting absolutely soaked," he says.

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MSD project
5:56 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

City, County make progress on MSD workforce agreement

Sarah Ramsey

They've had their differences, but it looks like the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are making progress on a plan to provide an adequate local workforce for the $3 billion project to modernize the Metropolitan Sewer District.

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