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Wed, 07/17/2019 - High temperatures mean a fish kill that’s just begun on the River Des Peres will likely get even worse. The stench is expected to become even more overwhelming.
St. Louis Business Journal
Tue, 07/16/2019 - Floods are the most common and most costly type of natural disasters. According to the National Flood Insurance Program, the average flood claim for homeowners and renters exceeds $35,000 in damages. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has launched a public awareness initiative – “Know Your Zone” – to encourage residents to find out what flood zone you live in and to do your research about flood insurance.
Wed, 07/10/2019 - MSD's Executive Director Brian Hoelsher joins us on Fox 2 in the Morning along with Chairman of the MSD Rate Commission Len Toenjes with their plan for a series of public meetings in order to get input from customers. Hoelsher and Toenjes say MSD proposes to spend approximately $1.58 billion on construction and related work as these improvements are mandated by the EPA and state of Missouri.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
‘Rebuilding a city’: Demolition activity in St. Louis up one year after Krewson outlined vacancy plan
Mon, 07/08/2019 - At the same time the city’s building division is ramping up its demolitions, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is in the middle of its own plan, the Urban Greening Program, to demolish vacant buildings to create more green space for rainfall absorption
Thu, 06/27/2019 - A power outage at the MSD’s pump station along the River des Peres caused water backup in several homes in May, and News 4’s Alyssa Toomey joins us live right now on Germania Street where several homes were flooded.
Thu, 06/27/2019 - A family said they are dealing with a soggy and destroyed basement, and have more than $20,000 in damages. They are pointing the finger at the Metropolitan Sewer District but MSD said it’s still working to determine what happened.
West End Word
Reimbursement amount is $4,000 this year; River des Peres area added
Wed, 06/26/2019 - Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Project Clear is continuing to encourage landowners to install rainscaping features on their property with the Rainscaping Small Grants Program 2019-2020 grant round.
Fri, 06/21/2019 - The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is closely watching river levels. Sean Hadley with MSD says crews are working around the clock at the 28 pump stations.
Wed, 06/19/2019 - From the north side of St. Louis to the south side, vacant lots and abandoned buildings are a common problem, but in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood there are 155 football fields’ worth of them — some 480 vacant buildings and 1,400 vacant lots.
Tue, 06/18/2019 - Several families in a north St. Louis neighborhood have grown frustrated as they wait for somebody—anybody—to fix a large, gaping hole in the roadway after the street collapsed.
Fri, 06/07/2019 - Host BJ talks with Sean Hadley of MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) about the flooding in St Louis City and County and what MSD is responsible for.
Wed, 06/05/2019 - After hundreds of homes experienced flooding in south St. Louis after a pump station on the River Des Peres was struck by lightning, the Metropolitan Sewer District said it was paying for damages. But now, some residents are upset because they've learned MSD is not covering flooded out cars.