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Tue, 05/14/2019

(May 14, 2019) - Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) are cleaning up and making repairs after a force main break near the Kiefer Creek Pump Station at Castlewood State Park in St. Louis County.  The break happened early Tuesday morning, while MSD crews were working on a force main at 1402 Kiefer Creek Rd, near where Kiefer Creek flows into the Meramec River.

Approximately 7,000 gallons of sewage spilled when the break occurred.  MSD quickly contained the overflow, and immediately began cleanup and repair operations.  There is no immediate threat to public health or safety and sewer services in the area are not affected.  MSD asks residents to avoid the area around Kiefer Creek and the Meramec River for at least the next 48 hours so cleanup and repairs can be completed.

MSD has placed warning signs in the area and is advising the public to avoid contact with the affected section of the creek and river. If anyone should come into contact with the creek or river in the area, they should immediately and thoroughly wash with soap and water.

The sewer main break was reported to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as required by law.