CHICAGO — The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has submitted a proposal to its rate-setting commission asking voters for authority to issue $945 million of bonds in coming years to fund capital projects, many of which are required under a tentative $4.7 billion agreement reached with federal authorities to settle a lawsuit.

The district will introduce an ordinance at its Thursday board meeting to empower its executive director and general counsel to sign the tentative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Action on the measure could come later this month. An environmental group that joined the lawsuit has also agreed to the terms, but Missouri, which is also part of the litigation, has not yet signed off.

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