Updated at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to correct election date error and add vote totals.
There was sparse voter turnout but overwhelming support for a major bond issue Tuesday that will allow the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, to gradually increase rates to pay for necessary upgrades.
Referred to as Proposition Y, the bond issue’s passage means the average MSD customer’s bill will go up from around $29 a month to nearly $44 over the next four years. That's compared to almost $65 a month had the bond issue not been approved.
Updated at 5:45 with statement from the Attorney General's office.
Updated at 2:00 with comments from MSD, Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
A federal judge in Missouri has given her approval to a consent decree that requires the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to make billions of dollars in improvements to settle Clean Water Act violations.