3Rd sewage leak forcing Chesterfield pumping stations to shut do - KMOV.com

3Rd sewage leak forcing Chesterfield pumping stations to shut down

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- For the third time this year a Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) pipe has broken and caused raw sewage to leak. 

According to executives at MSD, the problem continues to reoccur because the sewer lines involved are highly corrosive.

The MSD reports that the sewer line break was the second in six weeks and engineers with MSD tell us that the breaks are in a main sewer line underground. 

The MSD will be using vaccuum trucks to move the waste from pumping stations to the MSD waste water treatment plant and pumping stations will be shut down during repairs. Despite the use of vaccuum trucks, MSD predicts shutting down the pump stations will result in several overflows from manholes in the area. 

MSD claims that most of the shutdowns will be in remote areas, but they do want to warn residents that if they see a manhole overflow to take precautions. 

MSD asks you to give them a call at 314-768-6260 or visit there website by clicking here

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