The Kiefer Creek Pump Station at Castlewood State Park lost power around 6:30am. MSD crews were able to quickly respond and get the pump back online within 30 minutes. An estimated 60,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Kiefer Creek, a tributary of the Meramec River, while the pump station was down. The pump station is no longer overflowing and the area is being disinfected.
12 downtown buildings without hot water due to complications stemming from high river levels and Saturday night’s rainstorms
Rising river levels added to by Saturday night’s storm caused a Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) force main sewer at the foot of Carr Street in downtown St. Louis to fail in early morning hours of Sunday, June 2. Complications from this chain of events have led to a loss of hot water to twelve downtown buildings.
Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) are making repairs to a force main after it was broken by a contractor. The break is located at 13084 Old Gravois, in an industrial area of Sunset Hills.
The break happened Wednesday afternoon when a contractor performing underground utility work along Old Gravois hit an underground sewer pipe while boring.