One of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Great Cincinnati's most daunting tasks is addressing Cincinnati's combined sewer overflow issue
and complying with the federal Consent Decrees.
We are pleased to have MaryLynn Lodor, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Great Cincinnati, as our guest speaker.
MaryLynn will give us a first hand update on where we are with CSO project completion in Phase 1 for the Consent Decree and what's next.
Our conversation with MaryLynn will also include a discussion of what technology needs she has and what is on her tech wish list.
Every year, about 11.5 billion gallons of raw sewage - mixed with stormwater - overflows from MSD's combined sewer system into local streams and rivers and also backs up into homes and businesses. Additionally, about 100 million gallons overflow annually from sanitary sewers.
To address this issue and achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County entered into two federal Consent Decrees and developed a $3.1 billion Wet Weather Improvement Plan (WWIP).*
WHAT: CONFLUENCE CONNECTS
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 5:00-7:30PM
WHERE: Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Blue Ash)
Food and Beverage will be provided.
5:00PM-Registration & Networking
Dr. Patrick Limbach, Vice President of Research, University of Cincinnati, Confluence Board President
6:05PM -Water Research Consortium Grant Challenge Announcement
Dr. Phil Taylor, Assistant Vice President, Office of Research, University of Cincinnati
6:15PM - MaryLynn Lodor, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
The event is open to vendors, utilities, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, universities and all Confluence stakeholders.