ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two pumps are being repaired at the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant after they failed over the weekend.
Two of the three pumps failed Sunday at the north St. Louis facility. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District crews are working around the clock to get the pumps running again.
Because one of the pumps is still working, about half of the average daily flow of water to Bissell point is being treated.
MSD says the Mississippi River flow is currently at around 4.5 million gallons per second and that the excess water in the river is diluting the sewage.
All three pumps were working correctly during a test last week as part of a preparation for excessive rain.
An MSD official says the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been notified of the sewage spill.