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.