Meetings May 21, 24 and public hearing May 31 on draft plan for Southeast Metro Water Reclamation facility

Posted In: Planning, Wastewater & Water
Date: 5/21/2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Locations: Rosemount Community Center
Inver Grove Heights Community Center

The Metropolitan Council will hold  two public information meetings on May 21 and May 24 and a subsequent public hearing May 31 about its proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility. This facility will produce reclaimed water for industrial uses such as cooling water and process water. Reclaimed water can be used instead of groundwater in specific cases, thus preserving groundwater.

The proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility would be located at the Council’s former Rosemount Wastewater Treatment Plant and current lift station site at 4005 140th St. E. in Rosemount. At this facility, approximately 2 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from the Council’s Empire Wastewater Treatment Plant will be additionally treated to meet the wastewater reuse requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  The proposed facility includes filtration, disinfection, storage, and pumping. A distribution pipeline would deliver the reclaimed water to a proposed waste-to-biofuel facility being developed in Inver Grove Heights.
The Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services Division (MCES) has prepared a draft Facility Plan that evaluates the costs and feasibility of alternative approaches for the proposed reclaimed water facility. The draft Facility Plan defines the project and also be used to apply for funding for the project through Minnesota’s Clean Water Revolving Fund loan program.
The draft Facility Plan for the proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility will be available online to review by May 17, 2018.

Public Information Meeting

May 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rosemount Community Center, Banquet Hall
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN

May 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Inver Grove Heights Community Center, Rm. 3
8055 Barbara Avenue East,
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Public Hearing is May 31, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rosemount Community Center,  Banquet Hall
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN

More information; comment on the plan by June 11


Posted In: Planning, Wastewater & Water


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