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Tue, 04/30/2019 - MSD is asking voter permission to move into a new service area with a stormwater impervious fee called MSD Proposition S. Read more about what it means here and see what MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher and longtime critic Tom Sullivan have to say here.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Fri, 04/05/2019 - Shortages of public awareness and campaign funding, and what some onetime allies saw as a lack of urgency, may have sunk a ballot measure Tuesday that would have given the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District new ratepayer funding to tackle flooding and erosion issues outside of its traditional domain.
Webster Kirkwood Times
Webster Groves mayor calls April 12 meeting with residents over troubled MSD project
Fri, 04/05/2019 - Work delays and homeowner complaints arising from a troubled sewer repair project — that one aggrieved resident dubbed “The Nightmare on Elm Place” — have led Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch to set up a special meeting between herself, the Metropolitan Sewer District’s top executive and residents of several neighborhoods near city hall.
St. Louis Business Journal
Mon, 04/01/2019 - Let's begin with something both St. Louis City and County voters will have to make a decision on — Prop S. Prop S would help out homeowners or business owners that are dealing with flooding on their personal or commercial property. Prop S would raise your rate, depending on how much property you own that doesn't absorb water.
Tuesday is Election Day in the St. Louis area and even though there aren't huge names on the ballot, dozens of cities are picking their future leaders in an important election.
Sun, 03/31/2019 - Prop S would help out homeowners or business owners that are dealing with flooding on their personal or commercial property. Prop S would raise your rate, depending on how much property you own that doesn't absorb water.
Sun, 03/31/2019 - The Mississippi River was slowly climbing up the steps of the Arch. But, it was still about two dozen steps below the plaque that marks the height of the great flood of ’93. At MSD’s Mill Creek Pump Station water from Saturday’s heavy rains were apparently still flowing through the sewer system, and you could see why MSD constantly asks people not to throw trash into inlets.
Sun, 03/31/2019 - The recent rain in St. Louis and the Midwest could make flooding worse. Just days ago, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, MSD, took precautions by sending a diver into the sewer system to install a huge plug to keep floodwaters from flowing from the river back into the sewer and ultimately into people`s homes and businesses.
Thu, 03/28/2019 - When the Mississippi River rises to a certain level and the prediction is for it to rise even higher, the Metropolitan Sewer District swings into action. MSD employs scuba divers to help keep flood waters out of the community.
Thu, 03/28/2019 - MSD crews were busy today making sure rising river water does not get into your home. They deployed a diver to install a plug and pump in a manhole near Riverview Drive to block rising water levels from getting into MSD's system.
Thu, 03/28/2019 - MSD is working to keep the Mississippi River out of the sewer system. Today divers went into the sewers to plug them. When the river gets high enough, it can back up into the sewer and push water into the city.
Thu, 03/28/2019 - Metropolitan Sewer District is keeping a watchful eye on the rising Mississippi River. Once the river hits 28-feet above flood stage, the pumping stations are manned 24-hours a day.
St. Louis Public Radio
Thu, 03/28/2019 - As the Mississippi River continues to rise, utilities and government agencies in the St. Louis region are taking steps to protect sewers, levees and other facilities that could be affected by moderate flooding.