ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, recently entered into a cost-shared Project Partnership Agreement, or PPA, for sewer improvements included in the St. Louis Combined Sewer Overflow Rehabilitation Project.
The $13 million project, which includes nearly $9.75 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide assistance to the local community to aid in efforts to eliminate or control combined sewer overflows for public health and safety.
The St. Louis Combined Sewer Overflow Rehabilitation Project consists of sewer rehabilitation utilizing cured-in-place pipe in north St. Louis City, Missouri, an area that experiences basement backups and wastewater overflows during storm events. MSD has been and continues to work to address these issues.
MSD is responsible for operating and maintaining more than 9600 miles of sewers, which includes approximately 1700 miles of combined sewers. Much of this sewer system was built in the early 1900’s and no longer capable of conveying flows during significant rainfall events. These improvements would not only benefit the numerous businesses, schools, civic centers and residences in the project area by reducing sewer backups, but it would also greatly reduce the amount of wastewater MSD is required to treat, extending the operable life of the wastewater treatment facility.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s environmental infrastructure programs assist communities with building, designing and/or restoring environmentally friendly water supply and wastewater treatment systems. As of this year, the district has assisted more than 10 communities in eastern Missouri and western and southern Illinois in building or rehabilitating projects. The total cost for these projects is more than $55 million.
Release no. 23-008