SD1 Facts

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  • SD1's sanitary sewer service area covers more than 185 square miles and the storm sewer service area covers more than 215 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.
  • 135 pump stations in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties help convey wastewater to local treatment facilities. 

  • 16 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 eight 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 100,000 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 nearly 440 miles of municipal separate storm sewers and 32,000 storm water structures.
  • SD1 has approximately 100,000 customer accounts. 
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