Improving Our Community Waterways Together

Southwestern Parkway Storage Basin

Southwestern Parkway Storage BasinSouthwestern Parkway 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. 

Southwestern Parkway Storage Basin

This Southwestern Parkway Storage Basin—which will be a covered underground facility—will be located in Shawnee Park, near the Southwestern Parkway entrance. Input from the neighbors—at public meetings and online—will help determine the aesthetics of the finished project, as well as the use of the area above the basin. When completed, the project will be largely invisible to the public and will enhance not only the water quality of the Ohio River, but also the quality of one of Louisville’s premiere parks.

November 29, 2016 Advanced Design Meeting November 29, 2016 Advanced Design Meeting

You are invited to a meeting for residents and Shawnee Park patrons to learn more about the construction phase of the Southwestern Parkway CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin Project—an underground basin in Shawnee Park. Information will also be provided concerning new amenities for Shawnee Park, which are part of the project.

The Project will provide a cleaner Ohio River by greatly reducing the occurrence of combined sewer overflows, while providing new amenities and preserving the historic nature of Shawnee Park.

This meeting is also an opportunity to learn what to expect as construction begins in January 2017

The FULL video of the November 29 meeting, can be seen below.

Announcement Postcard:

December 14, 2015 Public input Meeting December 14, 2015 Public input Meeting

MSD conducted its third in a series of public meeting concerning the Southwestern Parkway Basin on Monday, December 14, 2015, at The Academy @Shawnee. The meeting provided you with information concerning the conceptual design options for the area above the basin. The opportunity was given to provide input and comments regarding these options.

The FULL video of the December 14, can be seen below.

The view overview presentation from the meeting, click the link below.

Materials available at the meeting:

November 12, 2015 Public Input Meeting November 12, 2015 Public Input Meeting

MSD held a public meeting concerning the Southwestern Parkway Basin on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at The Academy @Shawnee. MSD staff presented information about location options for the basin within Shawnee Park. Attendees were able to anonymously express their opinions about various options.    

The FULL video of the November 12, can be seen below.

The view overview presentation from the meeting, click the link below.

Materials available at the meeting:

March 23, 2015 Public Input Meeting March 23, 2015 Public Input Meeting

MSD conducted a sewer overflow abatement project review and input meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2015, at Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse. 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 Shawnee Park Uplands Master Plan and the MSD Southwestern Parkway CSO Storage Basin project.    

To view the FULL video of the March 23 meeting, click the link below.

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

Materials available at the meeting:

Past Meeting Materials Past Meeting Materials

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