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Flood waters force shut down of MSD plant in Valley Park

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VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A water treatment plant with the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has been shut down due to flood waters.

The sandbag levee around the Grand Glaize plant, located near the intersection of Marshall Road and 10th street in Valley Park, was breached around 6 a.m. Thursday, according to MSD.  A portion of the plant is currently underwater

Following the breach, crews were able to shut down the plant and pump station, and evacuate safely.  

The sewage normally treated at the plant is being diverted into nearby rivers and streams. MSD is telling customers to avoid contact with any floodwater or sewage in low lying flooded areas near the plant. If anyone comes in contact with the water, they should wash thoroughly with soap and water.

This is the second MSD plant to be impacted by the flood waters. On Tuesday, MSD crews discovered an overflow at the Fenton Waste Water Treatment Plant that resulted in sewage being diverted into rivers and streams in the area.

Residents should call (314) 768-6260 if they experience basement backup or observe a sewer overflow.

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