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Crews from Missouri American Water fixed the issue of water flowing down a south St. Louis County street that began in August (Credit: KMOV). Crews from Missouri American Water fixed the issue of water flowing down a south St. Louis County street that began in August (Credit: KMOV).

AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Crews from Missouri American Water fixed the issue of water flowing down a south St. Louis County street that began in August. 

Residents along the 4600 block of Siebert Avenue in Affton say the water started pushing out of the ground on August 5 in front of a foreclosed house.

"All of us have made numerous calls to the county," said Crystal Counts, who lives next door to the empty house.

A spokesman for St. Louis County says they have known about the home for some time. Notices from the county dated in August were posted on the front door.

Then Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for Missouri American Water told News 4 they were starting work to stop the water after getting permission from the county.

Water officials say a broken valve connecting the house to the water main under the street is the reason for leak.

Crews fixed the problem on Wednesday by patching up the hole in the pavement. 

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