St. Louis, Mo., December 7, 2016 – RJN Group, Inc. (RJN) is pleased to announce a new contract with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD). For the past three years, RJN and a team of vendors have worked in conjunction with MSD staff to provide comprehensive sewer system planning in accordance with MSD Project Clear. RJN is proud to have recently been selected for the next phase of this Critical Infrastructure Assessment Program.
The team continues to perform services that augment, assist, and facilitate various tasks and activities necessary to implement planning of the combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow program. RJN’s role on this planning team is to perform a Critical Infrastructure Assessment which, in part, includes extensive field investigations. These investigations often lead to the identification and categorization of previously unmapped sewer lines, manholes, inlets, and catch basins that often help determine ownership of the structures.
With the experience and knowledge gained from previous I/I investigations, combined with that gained from the first three years of the Critical Infrastructure Assessment Program, RJN is in the unique position of being able to provide an expanded scope of special project services for MSD Operations, Engineering, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) departments.
Some of the tasks that RJN conducts in the City of St. Louis, surrounding municipalities, and part of St. Louis County include:
RJN also provides MSD with sewer rehabilitation recommendations and retains records in accordance with the Consent Decree.
MSD Project Clear is the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s initiative to improve water quality and alleviate many wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region. MSD Project Clear will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping and system improvements, along with an ambitious program of maintenance and repair and the disconnection of some residential downspouts in parts of St. Louis County’s separate sewer area from the wastewater sewer line. This work is part of an agreement between MSD and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The St. Louis region’s success with MSD Project Clear will only be possible through strong partnerships and clear communications with the public.
To learn more about the MSD agreement with the EPA, please visit www.stlmsd.com/aboutmsd/organization/consentdecree. For more information on MSD Project Clear, visit www.ProjectClearSTL.org or follow it on Twitter @ProjectClearSTL.
Created in 1954, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) works every day to protect the public’s health and the natural environment through effective wastewater and stormwater management strategies.
MSD is responsible for the public sewer system that homes and businesses connect to through lateral lines. Through a labyrinth of connected sewers, wastewater is transported to one of seven sewer treatment plants – nearly 7,000 miles of sewers in all. That is like going from St. Louis to New York City and back three times! Individual property owners are responsible for another important part of the system, the sewer lateral that connects a home’s plumbing to the public sewer in the street.