Passport to Clean Water: Metropolitan Sewer District

Mark Storm Drains & Take a Virtual Tour!

Passport to Clean Water: Metropolitan Sewer District

Who is the Metropolitan Sewer District? 

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) was created on February 9, 1954 when voters approved a plan to combine 79 regional sewer districts into one city-wide system for the collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater. Their mission is to protect the public’s health, safety, and water environment by responsibly providing wastewater and stormwater management. Learn more here!

What happens at a wastewater treatment plant? 

Take this virtual tour of the Meramec Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out!

MSD Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Plant Virtual Tour Open from MSD Project Clear on Vimeo.

How can you help? Mark Storm Drains!

You can participate in MSD’s Storm Drain Marking project. We have “Mark a Storm Drain” activity kits available for curbside pick up from our office in Sunset Hills. Email info@openspacestl.org to receive yours! The kit includes everything you need so you can mark storm drains near you. Storm drain marking is one way to remind the public that storm sewers are for water and not trash. This is a great opportunity for students, youth, families and anyone wanting to help educate the public about our community’s connection to rivers and streams!