(KMOV.com) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) announced the rising flood waters have forced it to close a pump station in Spanish Lake Wednesday.
MSD said the Watkins Creek pump station, located in the 11000 block of Riverview Drive was shut down when the water level on the Mississippi River reached 40 feet, flooding the pump station and the surrounding area. When the river reaches such heights, MSD said, the pump station cannot function.
MSD also said wastewater that goes into the pump station is now flowing into the Mississippi River. The utility is advising nearby residents to avoid contact with flood water.