CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Commissioners have filed a lawsuit concerning the operation of the Metropolitan Sewer District.
Now, under a 2014 order, the city of Cincinnati is required to operate MSD under Hamilton County's direction.
Citing the admissions by city officials of $680 million in failed city oversight as an example of the "flagrant disregard."
On Monday, Mayor John Cranley during a press conference announcing the independent investigation into those allegations.
"I think it is not a good use of taxpayer resources and ratepayer resources to be litigating when we can negotiate any issues between the city and the county," Cranley said.
The independent investigation headed by Bill Moeller and Jim Getz, is expected to take three months.
Cranley noted that much of the investigation to this point has been done by the city, not the county.