Inside the St. Louis Sewer System: A Messy Problem http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Inside the St. Louis sewer system, Part 2: paying to fix a messy problem http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inside-st-louis-sewer-system-part-2-paying-fix-messy-problem <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-993709.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-993709.mp3</a></p><p>The <a href="http://www.stlmsd.com/home">Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District</a> has resolved a lawsuit with the Environmental Protection Agency with promises to fix its aging system.</p><p>But the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/enforcement_compliance/MSD_consent_decree_cwa.htm">consent decree</a>, which still must be signed off on by a federal judge, comes with a huge price tag, an estimated $4.7 billion over 23 years.</p><p>In the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inside-st-louis-sewer-system-part-1-fixing-messy-problem">second of a two-part series</a> on the overhaul of the sewer district, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman explains MSD&rsquo;s rate payers will be picking up the tab.</p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:35:03 +0000 Maria Altman 2465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Inside the St. Louis sewer system, Part 2: paying to fix a messy problem Inside the St. Louis sewer system, Part 1: fixing a messy problem http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inside-st-louis-sewer-system-part-1-fixing-messy-problem <p>This summer, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District settled a four-year lawsuit with the Environmental Protection Agency over violations of the Clean Water Act.</p><p>Under the terms of the consent decree, MSD will spend the next 23 years upgrading the St. Louis area sewer system.</p><p>In the first of a two-part series on the sewer overhaul, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra looks at the problems with our sewers&mdash;and what it&rsquo;s going to take to fix them.</p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:35:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Inside the St. Louis sewer system, Part 1: fixing a messy problem