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Sewer Line Break in North St. Louis Results in 80,000 Gallons of Sewage in Nearby Creek

MSD: There's no immediate danger to residents near Maline Creek

December 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm

NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Crews in north St. Louis are busy repairing a sewer line break after about 80,000 gallons of sewage flowed into a nearby creek.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District discovered the leak Monday near Riverview and Chain of Rocks Drive.

The sewage is contained within the sewer system and is not currently overflowing into nearby Maline Creek, which connects to the Mississippi River just to the east. Work on repairing the broken pipe is expected to be complete today.

You're asked to avoid contact with Maline Creek until the affected area is cleaned. However, the M-S-D says there's no immediate threat to public health or safety.