FENTON, MO (KTVI)-The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant is fully back up and operational. The Fenton plant suffered significant damage when floodwaters from the Meramec River topped the levee surrounding the facility during the heavy December rains.
The plant was submerged under six feet of water, knocking the wastewater treatment process offline for several weeks. MSD crews and contractors had to basically rebuild the plant, due to the damage.
The wastewater treatment process has been restored, but it will take several more months to restore back-up systems and other functions of the plant.
The Recreation Advisory for the Meramec River has been lifted.
MSD will host a community meeting on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 6:00pm, at Arnold City Hall, to update area residents.
Two other Wastewater treatment plants were affected by the December floods. Service at the Grand Glaize Wastewater Treatment Plant in Valley Park was restored within a matter of weeks. Damage at the Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant, located along the Missouri River near the Page Avenue Extension and the Maryland Heights Expressway/Highway 141, did not interrupt the wastewater treatment process at that facility.