Thursday, November 29, 2012
Leaders of a grassroots effort say a project to combat erosion will have a devastating effect on a Des Peres neighborhood.
Mosquitoes and the risk of West Nile Virus has spurred a Des Peres couple to file a lawsuit against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to stop construction of a project that aims to combat erosion of Two Mile Creek. William and Pamelah Oakey filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Patch Partner Fox 2 spoke with William, a member of the Two Mile Creek Alliance, who said that concrete blocks used by MSD to stop erosion will become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and destroy the habitat surrounding the creek. Learn more, by clicking the video link above.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say preparation now and taking simple steps when heavy rains come can make a difference.
The Metropolitan Sewer District issued the following advisory ahead of what could amount to several inches of rain this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive in the St. Louis region: FLOODING: Anyone who lives adjacent to or near a waterway – no matter how small the waterway is during dry weather – lives in a floodplain or drainage way. During high intensity rainfalls (a large amount of rain falling in a short period of time), creeks, streams, rivers, and other waterways can quickly become a torrent of rushing water, possibly causing extensive flash flooding, and putting property and human safety at risk. If you live near such a waterway or live in a low area to which rainwater normally flows, pay close attention to weather …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A bond issue that is expected to result in steady increases in many St. Louisans' sewer bills won approval from voters Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Sewer bills are expected to rise gradually for many St. Louis residents with the passage of Proposition Y on Tuesday. The $945 million bond issue passed with 85 percent of the vote in St. Louis County with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial election results. Fifteen percent of county voters rejected the measure. In St. Louis city, approximately 87 percent of voters approved the measure, while 13 percent rejected it with 99 percent of precincts reporting. That comes out to nearly 63,000 votes in favor of the measure (85 percent) St. Louis-wide and roughly 11,000 against it (15 percent). As a result, the sewer bill for the average single family served by the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis (MSD) is expected to rise …
Sewer rates and several related measures are on the ballot Tuesday for voters in Kirkwood. Here's what you should know.
Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and remain open until 7 p.m. to Kirkwood voters. They'll decide whether to approve a proposition that slows the rate at which sewer bills rise over the next several years. Several charter amendments governing the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District also will be on the ballot. Use the following guide to learn about the issues and to find your polling place. Check back Tuesday night for election results. Get to know the issues Find out where to vote Download a PDF of the official June 5, 2012 polling places guide from the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
St. Louis County residents could see major increases in sewer bills over the next four years.
The Metropolitan Sewer District is holding open hearings for the public to ask questions about a rate proposal that would increase bills for area residents. The proposal would finance more than $1 billion in investments to the area’s water collection and treatment system after a lawsuit by the Environmental Protection Agency. The public hearings, which run Aug. 16 through Sept. 26, are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 16 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Engineers Club of St. Louis 4359 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 Thursday, Aug. 18 — 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. City of Chesterfield City Hall 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Saturday, Aug. 20 — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cliff Cave Branch Library, St. Louis County Library 5430 Telegraph Rd…