MSD says Valley Park sewage plant back at full capacity

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VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI)-An MSD plant closed due to flooding last month is back at full capacity this morning. It's the Grand Glaize Wastewater Treatment Plant in Valley Park.

​It has been four weeks since water from the Meramec River flooded the plant. For more than a week, untreated sewage poured into nearby creeks, streams and the Meramec River.

Now the Valley Park plant is once again busy treating 15 million gallons of waste each day.

In Fenton it's going to take much longer to get that treatment plant up and running again. It's still off-line because of flooding.

​MSD says those repairs will take more time which means untreated sewage from the Fenton plant will continue to flow into the Meramec for several months.

The Fenton plant only handles about 1/3 of the capacity of the plant in Valley Park. But MSD officials say they're still determining how much damage was done.

The cost of damage to both treatment plants is an estimated $16 million.

The work in Fenton continues.