LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The high profile leader of MSD, the Metropolitan Sewer District, has retired.
Bud Schardein had been with MSD for 27 years and started at the bottom, scrubbing sewage tanks.
In December, a critical audit was released and that is when the mayor announced Shardein would retire in the spring. The audit found severe problems with management and spending.
Despite those problems, Schardein successfully protected the city from flood waters on several occasions including the big flood of 1997. He dramatically improved drainage and sewers in Louisville's south end, which suffered from flooding on a regular basis.