MSD crews repairing sewer main break in South County -

MSD crews repairing sewer main break in South County

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Crews are repairing a sewer line break that occurred in South County Tuesday morning.

The break occurred in the 4660 block of Meramec Bottom Road, not far from the Meramec River and I-55.  MSD believes the break was caused by a construction crew that was doing core sampling. As the crew was drilling, it drilled into a force sewer main that was not marked, causing it to break.

Sewage is currently spilling into a creek that flows into the Meramec River. MSD says 50,000 gallons of sewage has spilled into the creek so far. Crews are repairing the break but it may be 48 hours for those repairs to be complete.

MSD does not believe there is a threat to public health but is warning anyone to avoid contact with the affected areas. If you come in contact with the sewage, wash your hands immediately with soap and water.

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