Shawnee Park Basin (SW PKWY 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.
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.
Dates of Stakeholder Meetings
The Stakeholder Advisory Committee was created as a result of the Memorandum of Agreement executed between the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government for construction of the Southwestern Parkway CSO Basin within Shawnee Park. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee consists of representatives from MSD, MSD’s Progressive Design-Build team, Louisville Metro District 5 Council Member (2), Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation (2), Olmsted Parks Conservatory (2) and the Shawnee neighborhood (2). The Stakeholder Advisory Committee meets quarterly throughout the project to discuss any concerns that arise during construction and coordinate the most effective ways to properly engage the community throughout construction.
November 29, 2016 Pardon Our Dust
This meeting was for residents and Shawnee Park patrons to learn more about the construction phase of the Shawnee Park (SW PKWY Storage Basin) (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin Project—an underground basin in Shawnee Park. Information was also 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 was also an opportunity for the public to learn what to expect as construction began in January 2017.
The FULL video of the November 29 meeting, can be seen below.
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.
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.
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.
Past Meeting Materials
Visit our library and select the IOAP folder to download past meeting information and materials.