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Orange Line construction kicks into high gear

When it opens late next year, the METRO Orange Line bus rapid transit will provide frequent, all-day service between Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville along I-35W.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wastewater may yield clues to COVID-19 infection rates

Samples of Metro Plant wastewater are being researched to determine if SARS-CoV-2 genetic material can be reliably quantified and related to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the plant’s service area.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Council proposes 2% wastewater rate increase for 2021

Environmental Services will transfer additional funds from the SAC reserve fund to help pay directly for capital improvements, as well as draw $2 million from its general reserve fund.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Protecting our health and water quality

365 days a year, 24 hours a day, through the COVID-19 pandemic, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services workers are on the job to protect public health and environment.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Earth Day at 50

At the Met Council, every day is Earth Day.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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