MSD 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 Mo. Supreme Court Hears MSD Storm Water Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-msd-storm-water-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/SUP/index.nsf/fe8feff4659e0b7b8625699f0079eddf/043204991e17897d86257b35004f3ae1?OpenDocument">arguments Tuesday for and against</a> the constitutionality of a Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District storm water fee.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:48:27 +0000 Bill Raack & Marshall Griffin 26607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears MSD Storm Water Case St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District Names New Executive Director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-metropolitan-sewer-district-names-new-executive-director <p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District has named its new executive director, Brian Hoelscher.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:42:04 +0000 Kelsey Proud 24886 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District Names New Executive Director MSD Unveils New Minority Workforce Goals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-unveils-new-minority-workforce-goals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has unveiled new goals for the number of minorities and women who must be involved with the agency’s big construction projects.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The agency plans to set higher thresholds for the number of minorities and women doing the actual construction work on projects. MSD has also added workforce goals for local residents and those enrolled in apprentice programs.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD Unveils New Minority Workforce Goals Mistake By St. Louis County Will Cost MSD $2 Million http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mistake-st-louis-county-will-cost-msd-2-million <p>A mistake by the St. Louis County Department of Revenue will cost the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District about $2 million in expected tax revenue.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-county-makes-million-bungle-on-tax-bills/article_8f8a7173-f50b-5895-9642-9920f727baa9.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that employees at the department failed to add a surcharge to about 200,000 property tax bills. The revenue generated by the additional tax helps MSD control storm water runoff inside Interstate 270.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:50:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mistake By St. Louis County Will Cost MSD $2 Million The remnants of Isaac pass through the region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remnants-isaac-pass-through-region <p><em><strong>*This story will be updated&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>*Updated Sunday at 2:45 p.m. with details river levels and drought relief&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Large parts of rural Missouri and Illinois had between three to five inches of rainfall this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.</p><p>In St. Louis,&nbsp;Nation Weather Service Meteorologist Jayson Gosselin said Oakville received three and a half inches of rain, the most in the metropolitan area.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 18:48:32 +0000 Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The remnants of Isaac pass through the region MSD preps St. Louis for remnants of Hurricane Isaac http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-preps-st-louis-remnants-hurricane-isaac <p>The latest <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/AL0912W5.gif">forecast </a>from the National Weather Service shows the remnants of Hurricane Isaac passing through the St. Louis region on Saturday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>That has local officials getting ready for problems that could result from a major rainfall.</p><p>Metropolitan Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb said storms like Isaac have historically presented the greatest threat of flash flooding.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:50:44 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4433 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD preps St. Louis for remnants of Hurricane Isaac MOKAN to MSD: employ more local businesses, women, minorities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mokan-msd-employ-more-local-businesses-women-minorities <p>The minority business advocacy group <a href="http://mokanccac.org/home.html">MOKAN</a> says the <a href="http://www.stlmsd.com/home">Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District</a> is not doing enough to include local minority and female workers in its sewer upgrade projects.</p><p>MOKAN executive director Yaphett El-Amin says her group wants MSD to increase the transparency of its hiring practices and invest at least $23.5 million in worker training programs.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 22:53:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOKAN to MSD: employ more local businesses, women, minorities 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