Tag Archives: MSD

Image

MSD: Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Fully Operational

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, MSD.

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

After months of repair work following historic flooding in December 2015, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) says operations at the Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant are fully restored.

From the MSD website: MSD crews and contractors have restored the full wastewater treatment process at the Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) that is required during the recreation season from April 1- October 31.  This includes the re-establishment of wastewater disinfection using ultraviolet light.  With the restoration of full treatment, the Fenton WWTP again meets regulatory standards.  As a result, the recreation advisory for the Meramec River has been lifted.  MSD crews are in the process of removing signs. Find more information HERE.

Advertisements
Image

Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Repair Update & Public Meeting Scheduled

FB MeetingThe Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) says secondary treatment operations have restarted for the Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant. A community update meeting has also been scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2016, at 6pm.  The meeting will take place at the City Hall for the City of Arnold.

More information and a video showing some of the repair process from MSD can be found below.

Continue reading

Image

Meramec River Sewage Crisis Could Go On Through April

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

“There absolutely has to be a regional meeting to discuss what to do about the flooding,” said Fenton Mayor Mike Polizzi. “It’s getting worse. Having both I-44 and I-55 shut down by the flooding is unprecedented. I am hearing that this sewage problem could be with us into April or May.”

Continue reading

Image

Don’t Go Near The Water…

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is advising the public to avoid contact with the Meramec River between Fenton, Mo, and the Mississippi River. The Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant is not operational due to damage from the late December flooding. The damage, which could take months to repair, has resulted in untreated sewage being pumped directly into the Meramec River from homes and businesses.

Continue reading

Image

Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Will Take Months To Repair

Fenton sewer plant flooding December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

Fenton Sewage Treatment Plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

 

 

The Fenton Treatment Plant is not expected to be operational for several months.  We want to keep our viewers up to date on the Fenton Treatment Plant and the Meramec River issues. A statement released from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is posted below.

Don Corrigan will have in-depth coverage on the situation next week. Be sure to check back with Environmental Echo for Don’s article.

Continue reading

Image

A Flood Of Sewage: What Lessons Need To Be Learned

Along Water Street in Fenton. photo by Diana Linsley, South County Times.

Along Water Street in Fenton. Photo by Diana Linsley, South County Times.

Two leaders in the environmental movement in St. Louis are featured in Don Corrigan’s South County Times article about the Meramec River flooding and its terrible toll. The flood shut down two vital MSD sewage treatment plants in St. Louis County.

Continue reading