SD1 provides storm water management services to 29 cities and unincorporated portions of three counties in Northern Kentucky. We strive to manage storm water runoff within our service area as effectively and efficiently as possible.
As Northern Kentucky developed - long before SD1 assumed control of the region’s storm water management - cities and counties owned and maintained storm water infrastructure, regulations were less stringent, drainage plans were not always a priority, and storm pipes were often inadequate or never formally dedicated to public ownership.
The result is a storm system that has a mix of privately and publicly owned infrastructure that can become overwhelmed by wet weather events in some areas. Depending on a neighborhood’s topography, that could lead to flood water that ends up in yards, or worse - inside homes.