District 3 Projects

Capital Program

District 3 includes the cities of Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Blue Lake System Improvements: Program 8028

This project provides improvements to meet the long-term conveyance capacity, reliability, and rehabilitation/replacement needs of the Blue Lake Interceptor System. This system includes gravity sewers, 29 lift stations, and forcemains from each lift station. Where cost effective, some lift stations will be replaced by deep gravity sewers using tunnel construction methods. The remaining lift stations will be rehabilitated and/or replaced as necessary. Single forcemains will be upgraded to dual forcemains where criteria support’s this strategy. Gravity sewers will be rehabilitated as necessary. River crossings will be inspected and rehabilitated as necessary. The major project areas are Victoria, Excelsior, Mound, and Wayzata, and the gravity sewers in Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Prior Lake, and Shakopee.

St. Bonifacius LS/FM Rehabilitation: Program 8082

This project consists of a new lift station and a new dual force main. Ultimately, the dual 14-inch force mains will be installed from L24 to the gravity discharge location in Lake Minnetonka Regional Park. This force main will connect to the previously installed Lotus Drive piping, a 2,600-foot segment of the force main that was constructed as part of the Lotus Drive with the City of Minnetrista. The force main construction will start at the west end of Lotus Drive and end on the east side of CR 44. The remaining 2,000 feet of the Waconia force main will be upgraded with this project as well, to align with work previously completed in Phases 1 & 2 of that project.

Interceptor Rehabilitation Program: Program 8090

This Program includes miscellaneous projects to rehabilitate failing facilities, address Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) sources, and addressing general needs of the interceptor system not programmed into a region or facility specific program. This Program also includes additional condition assessment work to complement the internal inspections work completed by operations, office space planning and design to accommodate all the staff assigned to the Regional Maintenance Facility, and property transfer between Council and municipalities in accordance with Council policy.

Northwest Area Interceptor Improvements: Program 8096

The interceptor systems in Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Golden Valley, St Louis Park, Medina, and other northwest area communities need rehabilitation and/or replacement as well as expansion to serve growth. The Program will rehabilitate existing interceptor facilities, including gravity sewers, force mains, lift stations and meter stations, and analyze the system needs to accommodate growth.


In addition to the major projects, there will be interceptor rehabilitation, lift stations, and meter improvement projects located in the district.

Program Information Sheets

Metropolitan Council District 3 Map