Fenton Creek Pump Station (12166)
As part of a long-term effort to reduce basement backups and sewer overflows, MSD Project Clear is constructing a project to rebuild a pump station and improve wastewater service for customers in St. Louis County south of Smizer Mill Road and west of Hawkins Road.
This project is estimated to begin construction in Fall of 2022.
About the Project
Public Meeting - September 20, 2022
What is the goal of this project?
MSD Project Clear is investing approximately $868,000 to improve the wastewater service in the St. Louis County. The goal of this project is to rebuild a pump station, which has reached the end of its useful life, and increase the capacity of the wastewater sewer system in this area. This will result in more reliable sewer service and reduce the likelihood of basement backups for customers in this area.
- Construction is estimated to begin in Fall 2022.
- MSD Project Clear will rebuild the existing Fenton Creek Pump Station, which has reached the end of its useful life.
- MSD Project Clear will construct approximately 700 feet of 4” wastewater forcemain pipe
- MSD Project Clear will construct approximately 840 feet of 8” to 48” gravity pipe
What can residents expect?
Type of Construction:
This project will be constructed by a method known as “open-cut construction”. This means that crews will dig through the surface of the ground to excavate and install pipe. As with any construction, residents can expect to see and hear heavy equipment during the sewer excavation process.
The majority of construction will take place on private properties, minimizing traffic disruptions from lane or road closures. However, residents may experience some additional traffic from construction equipment.
Residents may experience temporary reduced access to properties during active construction hours, particularly to the rear yards of the homes on Premio Drive. The Contractor will notify residents prior to any access restrictions and will work to minimize these instances.
After all new sewer pipes are installed, the contractor will restore the construction site according to all District and local requirements. This could include sodding any disturbed areas, replacing disturbed pavement, reinstalling fences, etc. For property owners with new easements, the contractor will restore the area per the easement agreement.
What is the timeline?
This is the current tentative project schedule. This is subject to change based on a variety of factors including weather.
- Project design completion: February 2021
- Easement acquisition completion: End of 2021
- Estimated construction start: Fall 2022
- Estimated project duration: 12-18 months
MSD does not anticipate sewer service or other utility services being disrupted during this project. We will work with Missouri One Call to locate utilities before beginning construction. Occasionally, the contractor may run into utilities that were not located by Missouri One Call which could result in temporary utility disruptions. If this happens, MSD will work with the utility to restore service as quickly as possible
Residents may experience temporary reduced access to properties during active construction hours, particularly to the rear yards of the homes on Premio Drive. The contractor will notify residents prior to any access restrictions and will work to minimize these instances. The contractor will also fill trenches with gravel during non-working hours so property owners can use their driveways during those times.