Goal is to reduce stormwater in sewers, while turning concrete into a green space.
“No system could’ve handled Tuesday’s rain,” says Lance LaComb, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sewer District.
MSD officials on Wednesday clarified that only the bills of multifamily and commercial customers will be affected. Some apartment owners and renters, and 3,700 businesses, could still face high charges.
A miscalculation that goes back nearly two years has many local sewer district customers doing double takes when they open their bills – and perhaps uttering some choice words.
Do you want the MSD to borrow about a $1 billion, and your sewer rates rise to $61 dollars a month by 2020? Or do you want the district to pay cash as it goes, and your bill go up to $96 dollars a month by 2020?
Missouri Supreme Court said a stormwater charge imposed by the Metropolitan Sewer District goes against a state amendment.
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb wants walkers and bikers to stay out of the area until the main is repaired.
MSD pursues rainscaping strategy to alleviate stormwater runoff concerns.
A mix of flood water and raw sewage was released
After a pump failure last month, the Metropolitan Sewer District says the pumps fixed and ready to go if it floods this weekend.