A feat of engineering, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District’s (MSD) award-winning 20 million gallon storage basin, the largest of MSD’s 10 basins, was constructed below the surface of historic Shawnee Park’s Olmsted-designed pastoral and undulating Great Lawn. Completed on a fast-track schedule to comply with an EPA Consent Decree, the new $78 million combined sewer overflow storage basin, 30 mgd pump station and associated infrastructure enhances water quality and provides additional water storage during wet-weather events. As the first Progressive Design-Build (PDB) project undertaken by MSD, BC was enlisted as owner advisor, providing guidance and leadership throughout the project from procurement through construction. Using PDB, the team provided triple bottom line benefits for the community through a robust community outreach process and employed a 76% local labor workforce.
“This project is a great leap forward in restoring Shawnee Park, while at the same time addressing the health and safety of our entire community by capturing combined sewer overflows.”
Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Mayor