MSD crews clearing storm-water sewers to prevent flooding

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - MSD has certainly had their work cut out for them with day after day of rain across the area. Almost 7" of rain has been recorded in St. Louis since the start of the month.

MSD crews are following their usual routine by going out daily to check and clean drains. Their emphasis remains on low lying areas.  The City of St. Louis has a combined sewer system (waste water and storm water) so it gets over-worked during time like this.

Local residents and homeowners are being asked to help by following a few guidelines within your neighborhood:

  • Make sure gutters are free of leaves/branches
  • Clear streets & inlets of debris
  • Clear downspouts and make sure they're directed away from your home
  • Limit indoor water use
  • So far no major issues have been reported with local drainage.

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