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Part of Heege Road will close for three months to upgrade water mains

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

June 2, 2020

A portion of Heege Road in Affton will close for an estimated three months as Missouri American Water replaces aged water mains. Beginning Monday, June 1, Heege Road between Birkenhead Drive and Valcour Avenue will be completely closed while 450 feet of a 16-inch cast iron main from the 1950s is replac...

Missouri American replacing water mains in $1.5 million project along Eddie and Park

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

April 14, 2020

Missouri American Water is still replacing aging water mains during the coronavirus crisis and over the next several weeks will spend roughly $1.5 million for a project getting underway in South County. Roughly one mile of water main along Eddie and Park Road from Sappington Road to Gravois Road will be re...

Strange water taste in South County is temporary, caused by heavy rain

Pouring water from a faucet

December 5, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents in the South County area may have noticed that their tap water has a strange taste this week, but the reason is temporary and nothing to be alarmed about. Heavy rains last week affected source water characteristics and water t...

Crestwood City Hall may get renovated after flood damage

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

October 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Hall may get a renovation along with the repairs required after flooding caused an estimated $250,000 of damage. The Government Center will be a construction zone for the “foreseeable future” as restoration and renovat...

Classes canceled at Mehlville High after water main break outside school

The scene at the water main break Friday morning. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 13, 2019

Update, 3 p.m.: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines received notice that the water was turned back on just after 2 p.m. Friday. He said an ACT test scheduled to take place at the school Saturday will continue as planned. Classes at Mehlville High School were canceled Friday after a water main brea...

Gravois-Musick intersection is open again after two years of construction

The Gravois-Musick intersection, with the Grant's View Library on the right.

September 11, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It was plagued by complications and delays, but the Gravois and Musick intersection is completely open, eight months past its scheduled completion date. The intersection fully opened Friday, Aug. 30, nine months after its scheduled c...

Damage to Crestwood City Hall from flood could top $1 million

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau.

September 5, 2019

Photo of the flooding in the lobby at Crestwood City Hall courtesy of Crestwood Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau. By ERIN ACHENBACH Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The damage to Crestwood City Hall from flooding last month was so significant it could top $1 million. Eight Crestwo...

Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

August 13, 2019

A water main break at Watson Plaza Drive last week led to a boil advisory for Crestwood and Sunset Hills, and caused significant damage to Crestwood City Hall. A 20-inch Missouri American Water main adjacent to Crestwood City Hall broke Aug. 10, causing significant flooding into the building. The main se...

UPDATE: Boil order lifted for Crestwood, Sunset Hills

UPDATE: Boil order lifted for Crestwood, Sunset Hills

August 10, 2019

Update: The boil order was lifted about 4 p.m. Sunday. Missouri American Water has issued a precautionary boil order for much of Crestwood and Sunset Hills. A reverse 911 call is going out now to customers affected, the utility said around 10 a.m. Saturday. A water main break at Watson Plaza Drive, leading to a...

Officials apologize for all of the Gravois-Musick delays

Daniel Dreisewerd, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works takes questions from residents regarding the Gravois-Musick construction during a town hall at Grant's View Branch of the county library Wednesday, June 26. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachnebach@callnewspapers.com  Rainy weather and flash floods didn’t stop South County residents from attending a town hall explaining the seemingly neverending Gravois-Musick Road construction last week. The June 26 town hall, hosted by County Council Presiding...

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