Basins are a key part of achieving safe, clean waterways
Rainwater can enter the sewer system during rain events and cause a mixture of sewage and rainwater to flow untreated into our waterways. Proposed and existing storage basins—throughout our city—are designed to retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides, and then gradually release it back into the sewer system for treatment.
Interstate 64/Grinstead Drive Storage Basin
Construction on the Interstate 64 and Grinstead Drive Storage Basin began in August 2017. The footprint of this basin is visible and digging continues. When completed, the basin will be underground and out of site. A small above-ground building will include pumps and equipment for operation. This basin will offer Beargrass Creek and area residents protection from combined sewer overflows.