MSD needs to balance its budget, just like everyone else. We begin this process every summer and complete it by December for the coming year.
We have two budgets:
MSD also conducts annual rate studies to determine if a sewer rate increase is needed to meet the financial needs of operating a sewer system and to cover the costs related to our federal Consent Decree to reduce sewer overflows into creeks and rivers.
The Hamilton County Commissioners must approve our annual budgets and any proposed rate increase. They host public hearings as part of the approval process, usually in December.
MSD expects to generate about $277.8 million in operating revenue during 2018.
MSD has revised its proposed 2018 Operating Budget request from $213.97 million to $211.2 million. This revised budget is 8.3% less than the approved 2017 budget. This reduction was achieved by decreasing non-personnel requests and debt payment.
This revised budget includes:
For more details, please view the 2018 Operating Legislative Request. We will revise the 2018 Operating Budget Request to match the legislative request once it has been approved by the Hamilton County Commissioners.
MSD has revised its proposed 2018 CIP Budget from $129.6 million to $129.3 million. This budget includes 59 wet weather and asset management projects. Our CIP budget is primarily funded by bond issues.
On November 15, 2017, the Hamilton County Commissioners approved a 0% increase in the sewer rate for 2018. There has been no increase in MSD sewer rates since 2015.
Report a Sewer Backup:
(513) 352-4900 24/7 or online
Customer Call Center:
(513) 352-4900 24/7
Project Customer Service:
MSD Mailing Address:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
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2018 Proposed Budgets
2017 Budgets (for comparison)
2016 Budgets (for comparison)