MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) – Work continues this morning to repair a major main break that dumped raw sewage by the pumping station near Creve Coeur Park in Maryland Heights.
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb wants walkers and bikers to stay out of the area until the main is repaired.
“In many respects, it’s not something you wouldn’t normally experience out in the environment but we know it’s there, it’s in concentrated form, and just thought you should avoid it for your health and protection,” LeComb said. “If for some reason you do come in contact with it or feel that you have, thoroughly wash with soap and water. Proper hygiene steps will take care of it.”
LeComb says there is an open-air retention basin near the pump station used to store the excess sewage.
“So we’re taking, if you will, the excess sewage and putting it in the retention basin for the time being so that we can excavate the area around the pipe and then actually identify what we need to do to repair it,” he said.
Repairs on the 42-inch break could take several days.