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rain barrels
Published on Friday, May 6, 2011

Thanks to everyone who participated in our May 14 Cash and Carry Rain Barrel Sale! If you missed out, good news: we're having another one!

Rain Barrel
Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

MSD will host a one day, Cash and Carry Rain Barrel Sale for customers. MSD is offering the rain barrel program as part of its efforts to promote the use of green activities that benefit water quality in the St. Louis community.

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One of MSD’s goals is to educate the St. Louis community on stormwater best management practices. One of those best management practices is rain gardens.

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Each day, MSD's complex maze of underground pipes collects wastewater generated by all of St. Louis City and 80 percent of St. Louis County, conveying it to one of our seven regional wastewater treatment plants.

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011

Volunteers are needed for the Third Annual Confluence Trash Bash on Saturday, March 26. The bash is from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and Creve Coeur Park. Join us as we make a difference in our communities by cleaning up our neighborhoods, rivers, and streams. Lunch is provided, and prizes are awarded for best trash finds. Volunteers will also receive a t-shirt.  

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The recent snow and ice have melted, but have you wondered what happens to the salt, dirt and pollution left behind?

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

According to the American Petroleum Institute, more than 50 percent of all motorists change the oil in their vehicles themselves. One of the most important steps when changing your vehicle’s engine oil is the proper disposal of the used oil that you drained from your vehicle.

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

If you’ve seen sewer inlets in the MSD coverage area, you may have noticed color dots on the covers. We started marking inlet covers with a dot of green spray paint about 15 years ago to signify that the inlet had been cleaned.

Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Keeping roads and parking areas free of ice and snow is important during the winter months. However, road salt – one of the main tools used to achieve this task – contains chloride as its principal ingredient, in both sodium chloride and potassium chloride based products. Chloride does more than melt snow and ice; it negatively impacts local lakes and rivers.

Published on Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter is officially three weeks away, but now’s the time to prepare your rain barrel for winter storage.  

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010

The Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer

Published on Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season this week, and that means lots of cooking and eating. That also means a lot of fats, oils and grease that, if poured down the drain, can cause blockages in the public