Improving Our Community Waterways Together

Portland Storage Basin

Portland Storage BasinPortland Storage Basin

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.

Portland Storage Basin

The covered underground Portland Storage Basin will offer the Ohio River protection from combined sewer overflows. Input from the neighbors—at public meetings and online—will help determine the specific details and aesthetics of the finished project.

September 29, 2016 Pardon Our Dust Meeting September 29, 2016 Pardon Our Dust Meeting

MSD held a Pardon Our Dust Meeting concerning the Portland CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin Interceptor Relocation -- part of the Portland CSO Basin Project -- to be constructed in Lannan Park.  The Interceptor location will prepare the site for the future basin construction project by moving an existing gravity sewer that passes beneath the property.


Announcement Postcard:

June 14, 2016 Public Input Meeting June 14, 2016 Public Input Meeting

MSD held an Advanced Design Meeting concerning the Portland CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin-a covered underground basin-to be constructed in Lannan Park on June 14, 2016 at the Neighborhood House-201 N 25th Street.

This meeting provided information about the advanced design phase of the basin, and offered an opportunity for input and comments.

If you were unable to attend the public meeting held June 14, you may still submit your thoughts and participate in an online survey by clicking below:

The FULL video of the June 14, 2016 meeting can be seen below.

To view the presentation from the meeting, click the link below.


Announcement
 Flyer:

January 26, 2016 Public Input Meeting January 26, 2016 Public Input Meeting

MSD held a Conceptual Design Meeting concerning the Portland CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin—a covered-underground basin—to be constructed in the Portland neighborhood.

This meeting provided you with information about the conceptual design phase of the basin, and offered you an opportunity for input and comments.

This basin project will greatly lessen the occurrence of combined sewer overflows—untreated sewage—entering our local waterways, and it will reduce flooding in the area during rain events.

The FULL video of the January 26, 2016 meeting can be seen below.

To view the presentation from the meeting, click the links below.

Announcement Flyer:

February 9, 2015 Public Input Meeting February 9, 2015 Public Input Meeting

MSD conducted a sewer overflow abatement project review and input meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2015, at Western Middle School. MSD Staff spoke about specific projects and programs. Presentations were made on the Integrated Overflow Abatement Program (IOAP) progress to date, and the plans for the CSO190 Portland Wharf Basin project.    

The FULL video of the February 09 meeting can be seen below.

To view the presentation from the meeting, click the link below.

Announcement Flyer:

Past Meeting Materials Past Meeting Materials

Visit our library and select the IOAP folder to download past meeting information and materials.