sewer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Gearing Up: First Big Tunnel Of St. Louis Sewer System Upgrade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-first-big-tunnel-st-louis-sewer-system-upgrade <p><strong><em>Updated 2/7/14 to correct the timeline of the lawsuit against MSD.</em></strong></p><p>The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is preparing for its first big dig.</p><p>Starting in a few days, MSD will begin construction of a 3,028 foot-long tunnel under the River Des Peres, just south of Carondelet.</p><p>The tunnel will hold a pressurized pipe that will carry sewage to the Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:43:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gearing Up: First Big Tunnel Of St. Louis Sewer System Upgrade MSD Dealing With Another Sewage Spill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-dealing-another-sewage-spill <p><strong>Updated at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday</strong></p><p>MSD spokesman Lance LeComb says several hundred thousand gallons of sewage have spilled from the broken main. The total size of the spill won't be known until repairs are complete.&nbsp;</p><p>The actual repair work will being around midnight Wednesday, and is expected to take four to six hours.&nbsp;If the work cannot be completed tomorrow morning, crews will have to wait until midnight Thusday before resuming work.</p><p><em>Our original story</em></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:55:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31346 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD Dealing With Another Sewage Spill 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 Police: Worker falls ill in Maryland Heights, Mo. sewer, dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-worker-falls-ill-maryland-heights-mo-sewer-dies <p>Authorities are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive while working inside a sewer in suburban St. Louis.</p><p>Police in Maryland Heights say 46-year-old Daniel Accola of Robertsville died at a hospital shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. That was about an hour after he fell ill with a co-worker in a new sewer line about 18 feet underground.</p><p>The other worker managed to make it out of the manhole under his own power.</p><p>Authorities say it&#39;s not immediately clear what caused Accola&#39;s death.</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:39:18 +0000 The Associated Press 2221 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police: Worker falls ill in Maryland Heights, Mo. sewer, dies Morning headlines: Monday, June 27, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-27-2011 <p><strong>Sewer line rupture forces lane closures on EB I-70</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">The Missouri Department of Transportation </a>is urging motorists to avoid eastbound Interstate 70 between Shreve and west Florissant Monday as repairs continue on a ruptured sewer line.</p><p>Deanna Venker, MoDOT area engineer for St. Louis City, says crews worked overnight to fix the sewer line. Concrete is curing and crews are working on road repairs.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:25:52 +0000 Julie Bierach, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 1506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, June 27, 2011 Torrential rain collapses sewer line, leads to condemnations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/torrential-rain-collapses-sewer-line-leads-condemnations <p><strong>Updated 9:30 p.m. with additional lane closures:</strong></p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation now says they will have to close the <em>two </em>right lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 at Shreve&nbsp;during Monday morning rush &nbsp;hour to repair a collapsed sewer line. That will leave one lane open between Shreve and West Florissant. MoDOT officials are strongly urging people to avoid the area.</p><p><em>Our earlier story:</em></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:49:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Torrential rain collapses sewer line, leads to condemnations