FENTON, MO (KTVI) - For the first time ever, two Metropolitan Sewer District plants were shut down by flooding. Crews are working on getting those back up and running.
The MSD plant in Fenton was under six feet of water. Crews are pumping water out of the area and still trying to gain access to the site to assess the damages.
While the Fenton plant is not up and running, things are moving along a little faster in Valley Park. Crews began pumping water out of the sewer collection system there late Saturday night, which is good news for residents. People who did have backups in their homes will now start to see the water recede.
That is phase one of the two-part process to get the plant in Valley Park up and running again.
“Right now, waste water is going out into nearby creeks and streams untreated, and hopefully by the end of this week we will have the first process up, and then by the end of next week, we will have the secondary, so that water will start getting treated,” said MSD spokesperson Sean Hadley.
Hadley said if you do have sewage coming into your home, you must call them so they can come out and do an inspection. They will then direct you to a program they have in place.
A spokesperson from Missouri American Water assured us that neither of these breeches is having any effect on drinking water.