Main sewer break leads to sewage spill in South County - KMOV.com

Main sewer break leads to sewage spill in South County

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SUNSET HILLS (KMOV.com) -

Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District were called to investigate a report of a sewer spill near Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills Wednesday morning.

When crews arrived, sewage was spilling out from the main near the 3600 block of South Geyer Road and spilling into a nearby dry creek of the Meramec River.

A Sunset Hills contractor that was working in the area struck and broke a water main and a force main sewer.

The pump station in the area was shut down for about two hours so crews could repair the damaged main and restart the pump station.

According to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, clean up efforts began a little after noon and will continue for the next 48 hours.

Sewer services to customers in this area were not affected and there is no immediate threat to public health or safety from this sewage spill.

The district has put up warning signs and is asking the public to avoid the affected areas.

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