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Force water main sewer break causes overflow of sewage into Coldwater Creek

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An overflow of sewage went into Coldwater Creek following a force water main sewer break in north St. Louis County, according to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

Crews began making repairs Monday morning after the break occurred along Silver Fox Drive in unincorporated St. Louis County.

Following the break, MSD shut down a pump station located west of the Missouri 367 Bridge over the creek. According to MSD, the sewage has been contained and is no longer leaking at the break. 

MSD officials said the following areas could be potentially impacted:

  • Coldwater Creek immediately south of Silver Fox Drive in Unincorporated St. Louis County
  • Coldwater Creek immediately north of Verwood Drive and Fox Haven Drive in Unincorporated St. Louis County
  • Coldwater Creek northwest of the MO-367 bridge, including trails that run along the creek near Fort Belle Fontaine County Park.
  • Other portions of Coldwater Creek downstream (east and northeast) of the pump station.
  • Warning signs will be placed in the areas to advise the public of the overflow.

MSD officials said there is no immediate threat to public health or safety. If someone comes in contact with the area, they are advised to immediately and thoroughly wash with soap and water.

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