ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - About 105 million gallons of sewage is spilling into the Mississippi River a day.
Two out of three pumpsfailed Sunday at the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in north St. Louis.
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District crews are working around the clock to get the pumps running again.
A temporary pump has been installed, and is working with the one remaining pump to keep 145 million gallons of sewage from going into the river.
When the river is over 32.5 feet, the plant will usually prevent 250 million gallons of sewage from going into the river.
Officials say 4.5 billion gallons of water come down the river each day, so the 105 million gallons of sewage is quickly diluted.
An MSD official says the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been notified of the spill.