Historic Rain Event of August 28, 2016
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) would like to express its concern for those who were impacted by the storm. Please know that we are committed to helping the community get through this hardship.
MSD has received more than 1,600 reports of sewer backups, the highest volume of reports ever received for a single rain event since our SBU program was established in 2004. We are responding to every request as soon as possible, given our available resources.
Due to high demand, we are not currently able to address cleanings and claims as quickly as we typically do under normal circumstances.
Please be assured that we are working to expedite both cleanups and the claims process.
What We Do
The Sewer Backup Response Program (SBU) provides services to customers of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) who experience sewer backups.
The SBU Program provides:
- 24/7 customer service at (513) 352-4900. Use this number to report a sewer backup into your home or business, even if you aren’t sure what caused the backup.
- Free cleanup assistance for property owners, if the public sewer system caused the backup.
- Payment of damage claims, when eligibility criteria are met.
- Protection from future sewer backups when the problem is caused by lack of sewer capacity.
Through the SBU Response Program, MSD serves as a good steward of our community and the environment.
Do Your Part Cincinnati
MSD created the Do Your Part Cincinnati digital experience to help kids (young and old) learn about their sewer system. Click Puddles the cat to watch the video, play the game, and read more about how to do your part.