St. Louis sewer district expects more loans for pipe repairs
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District expects to receive an additional $29 million in state loans to repair sewer pipes over the next year.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a state commission on Wednesday approved a change to a fund plan, increasing the financing available to the district to $75 million from about $46 million.
The sewer district, which requested the change, wants to use the money to repair leaky pipes so rainwater doesn't flow into the regional sewer system, causing sewage to overflow into rivers and streams.
The district is repairing the pipes to comply with a 2012 court order between it and the Environmental Protection Agency that requires $4.7 billion in capital spending to reduce the overflows.