The Metropolitan Sewer District has announced no more raw sewage is flowing into the Mississippi River at the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.
In a news release to KMOX, M.S.D. said it is now able to capture and treat wastewater. Now that the river is below 33 feet, the main pipe can be used and pumping is no longer required.
M.S.D explained that when the Mississippi was above 33 feet, the main pipe , which uses the force of gravity, could not be used to treat water from the plant and , instead, had to pump it into the river.
Crews are working around the clock to install two additional temporary pumps.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources continues to investigate the cause of the pump failures.