Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

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SD1’s award-winning Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant became operational in 1979. This Villa Hills, Kentucky plant can treat up to 46.5 million gallons a day (mgd) of industrial, commercial and residential wastewater from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Dry Creek, which is SD1’s largest treatment plant, functions with a dedicated and experienced staff seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


Plant Tours

See how million gallons of wastewater are treated every day as you explore everything from the primary settling tanks to the microbial-driven secondary tanks.

SD1 can accommodate up to 60 visitors per tour session. All middle/high school students and adults are welcome! The tour lasts approximately one hour. Part of the tour is outside, so visitors should dress accordingly.

To schedule a tour, please email us at info@sd1.org and include the following:
  • Requested date(s)
  • Requested time(s)
  • Number of participants
  • Age of participants (if under 18)
  • Does anyone in the group have special needs that we can provide accommodations for?

Click the image to download a PDF version of the Clearing the Air brochure.


Odor Concerns

SD1 makes every effort to respond to odor complaints with prompt and efficient service. Sometimes, sewer odors arise from a local system or private property. Please notify SD1 or the property owner in the event of an odor issue because such odors can be the sign of underlying problems.

If you have concerns or would like more information, contact the Dry Creek Plant Manager or Director of Operations at 859-578-7450, Option 2 or email info@sd1.org.

Contact Information

Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
859-578-7450,Option 2
2999 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017
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