District 4

Capital Program & Projects

District 4 includes all of Carver County except for the city of Chanhassen and all of Scott County except Spring Lake Township, Credit River Township, Cedar Lake Township, New Market Township and the city of Elko New Market. Excluded is the Scott County portion of the city of New Prague.

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.

Regional Plant Improvements: Program 8078

This program provides funding to address capital improvements at 8 regional wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

Waconia LS/FM Rehabilitation: Program 8083

Replacement of the west 9,200’ 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 TH 5 right-of-way. A micro tunnel crossing of CR 92 is necessary.

Wastewater Reclamation Facilities: Program 8091

This program provides funding for planning activities needed to support the Council’s overall wastewater reuse initiative.

​South Area Interceptor Improvements: Program 8095

The interceptor systems in Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville, Savage and other south area communities in need rehabilitation and/or replacement as well as expansion to serve growth. The Program will rehabilitate existing interceptor facilities, including gravity sewers, and force mains, and analyze the system needs to accommodate growth.).

​Blue Lake Solids Processing: Program 8097

This program provides funding for planning and implementation of projects to address renewal and capacity needs to improve performance for wastewater solids processing at the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

Industrial Pretreatment Incentive Program: Program 8100

Industrial Pretreatment Incentive Program (IPIP) provides financial incentives to assist high-strength industrial wastewater dischargers to pretreat the wastewater at their site, reducing or eliminating the high-strength discharge and reducing Metropolitan Council Environmental Services’ (MCES) cost to treat that discharge.


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 4 Map