(KTVI) – A slim voter turnout Tuesday determined whether property owners will float nearly a billion dollars worth of bonds for local sewer repairs.
Voters in St. Louis County and city overwhelmingly approved the bonds for the Metropolitan Sewer District, 85 percent said yes.
But voter turnout was very low. Only 9 percent of registered county voters showed up to cast ballots for the MSD. Eight MSD charter amendments also passed.
The bottom line the cost of fixing the sewers and bringing them up to federal standards will be spread out over more years, producing lower bills.