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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.
Wed, 03/27/2019 - Voters in the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District will consider Proposition S for Stormwater to address local and regional flooding and erosion on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. If approved by voters, Prop S would give MSD a new service area related to proactively addressing stormwater on private property funded by an “impervious fee” based on the amount of impervious area on customers’ property.
Wed, 03/27/2019 - What is Prop S? Why is it on the April 2 ballot? Brian Hoelscher, Executive Director & CEO of Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, explains.
Storm Water Solutions
The storm water fee will be voted on April 2
Tue, 03/26/2019 - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has proposed an increase in storm water fees based on how much water a property can absorb. The fee will be on the ballot April 2 and, if approved, would cost the average homeowner approximately $27 annually. The fee is expected to provide almost $30 million to MSD for storm water and erosion control projects.
Tue, 03/26/2019 - If you live in St. Louis or St. Louis County, there's a new effort to raise your monthly sewer bill. It's called Prop S and voters will make the final decision next Tuesday at the polls.
Sun, 03/24/2019 - Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) are making repairs to an underground force main sewer that has broken in south St. Louis county.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sewer main rupture in south St. Louis County sends untreated waste into Mississippi River near Oakville
Sun, 03/24/2019 - Untreated sewage has overflowed into the Mississippi River in south St. Louis County, following the rupture of a sewer main reported Saturday to wastewater treatment officials.
St. Louis Public Radio
Sat, 03/23/2019 - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is asking its customers to pay a little more for stormwater service in an effort to fix problems caused by erosion. The new fee, which would be based on how much of a property can absorb water, would cost the average homeowner about $27 a year. It’s expected to generate about $30 million to stabilize creek and stream banks and repair the damage and deal with flooding.
Mon, 03/18/2019 - The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) says it needs money to stop localized flooding and erosion problems in the St. Louis area. Under the plan, which is called is Proposition S, $30 million would be generated to allow MSD to address issues with flooding. The utility says there are 500 storm water issues throughout the St. Louis area that fall under the category of flooding and erosion.
Thu, 03/14/2019 - In April voters in the Metropolitan Sewer District will consider Proportion S, the addition of a stormwater capital rate based on the amount of impervious surface on a property. It’s projected to raise $30M per year to pay for projects to mitigate local flooding, erosion, and regional flooding. Each is a long and growing problem in the district left unaddressed for too long.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fri, 03/08/2019 - Next month, voters in St. Louis and most of St. Louis County will settle a question that has vexed the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for more than a decade: Can it charge customers a fee based on the square footage of rooftops, driveways and parking lots to manage stormwater?