District 3

Capital Program

Note: Capital Program districts are based on the former Met Council district boundaries (2013-2023) and will be updated in 2024 to reflect the current Met Council district boundaries adopted in 2023. 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 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.

Lift Station Rehabilitation: Program 8055

Capacity and condition assessments are being conducted along with regulatory reviews to identify system-wide lift station upgrades. These upgrades extend the life of facilities, reduce the risk of spills, and improve the safety of staff who operate and maintain lift stations.

Meter Improvements: Program 8056

This program provides funding to upgrade MCES’s ability to measure flows for billing, operational, and planning purposes and standardize meter equipment at similar facilities.  Meter improvements include meter rehabilitation or replacement, planning meter installation, and new meter installation.

St. Bonifacius Lift Station/Forcemain Rehabilitation: Program 8082

This project consists of a new lift station and a new dual forcemain. Ultimately, the dual 14-inch forcemains will be installed from Life Station 24 (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 forcemain that was constructed as part of the Lotus Drive with the City of Minnetrista. The forcemain 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 forcemain will be upgraded with this project as well, to align with work previously completed in Phases 1 and 2 of that project.

Waconia Lift Station / Forcemain Rehabilitation: Program 8083

Replacement of the west 9,200 feet of 7508 is planned as part of Phase 2. The existing 14-inch cast iron pipe would be removed and replaced with 20-inch PVC and HDPE pipe. The existing route would be followed through Lake Waconia Park and in the TH 5 right-of-way. A micro tunnel crossing of CR 92 is necessary.

Regional Plant Improvements: Program 8090

This program includes miscellaneous projects to rehabilitate failing facilities, address Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) sources, and address 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 for public benefit.

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