Missouri River Phase III Wastewater Treatment Plant

In 1989 Goodwin Brothers built the Missouri River Phase III Wastewater Treatment Plant, the first of five major expansions. 2010 marked our largest project to date at the plant and the culmination of multiple phases that began over twenty years ago.

Our company’s second generation moved towards water projects after the 1972 Clean Water Act passed Congress, providing much needed funds for innovative solutions and improvements nationwide.

Today, our third generation continues building strong for generations on a variety of infrastructure projects throughout the region.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Missouri River Treatment Plant was completely underwater during the Flood of 1993. Since then almost 155 million dollars has been invested, providing innovative technology such as anaerobic digesters that help produce renewable energy.

Things to Look for During Your MO River WWTP Tour

The Peak Flow Basins, which can store 30 million gallons of wastewater if the plant is inundated.

The Bald Eagle nest

The hidden tunnel that runs underneath the campus

The digestion tanks, which mimic stomach biology to break down “solids”

The methane engines that turn methane gas from wastewater to help power the plant

The Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant Virtual Tour is more than a guided virtual tour; it’s a chance to explore a treatment facility like no other in the St. Louis area. Take a stroll around the campus, check out every building (inside and out), and learn about the process from the men and women who help clean 11,315,000,00 gallons of wastewater each year.

You’ll start with a high-level view of the plant. From there, you can choose to start your journey in the Pre-Treatment area, the Primary Treatment area, the Secondary Treatment area, or the Solids Handling area. Look for the dots when you land in a space. They’ll help guide you through the processes in order. Or start wherever you want and carve your own path. Explore!

Green dots will take you to the next step in the process or inside of a building. Red dots will take you back in the process or out of a building you’ve entered. Blue dots contain information about what you’re seeing. Purple dots are brief videos about the process you’re looking at. If you get turned around or lost, just click or tap the icons in the lower left-hand corner to change your view of the plant. Just click the the button below and it will launch you into the tour!