SD1 Facts

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  • SD1 sanitary and storm sewer service areas cover more than 220 square miles, encompassing more than 30 municipalities and unincorporated portions of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.
  • SD1 maintains approximately 1,600 miles of sanitary sewer pipe.
  • 134 pump stations in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties help convey wastewater to local treatment facilities. 

  • 15 flood control pump stations in Campbell and Kenton counties help keep river water from flooding sewer systems. 
  • Each person generates an average of about 100 gallons of wastewater daily.
  • SD1's Dry Creek Treatment Plant treats an average of 28 million gallons per day (mgd).
  • SD1's Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility treats an average of 950,000 gd.

  • SD1's Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility treats an average of 8 mgd.
  • It takes an average of 16 hours for wastewater to go through the treatment process and be returned to the Ohio River at Dry Creek Treatment Plant.
  • Each day, SD1 prevents 63,000 pounds of waste from entering the Ohio River through wastewater treatment.
  • SD1 staff inspects and permits over 50 industries annually, to prevent heavy metals, solvents and toxic waste from being discharged into the wastewater.
  • SD1's laboratory technicians conduct over 40,000 analyses of wastewater and stream samples annually.
  • The storm water area includes more than 400 miles of municipal separate storm sewers and over 31,000 storm water structures.
  • SD1 has approximately 100,000 customer accounts. 
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