Capital Program & Projects
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 5 includes the Hennepin County cities of Bloomington, Edina, Hopkins, Richfield, and the Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory (including MSP International Airport).
Hopkins System Improvements: Project 8041
The Program provides for the replacement of a 5-mile-long forcemain, known as the Hopkins forcemain, and lift station L27 located in the city of Hopkins. The forcemain is a single 24-inch to 30-inch interceptor pipe that begins in Hopkins at the intersection of Blake Road and Lake Street and passes through St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, where it discharges to the 1-MN-330 gravity interceptor sewer. The system serves the cities of Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. The new force main system is constructed as a dual 18-inch to 24-inch pipe system. The new 6.3 million gallons per day (MGD) lift station is constructed 700 feet to the west of the existing lift station.
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.
Regional Plant Improvements: 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 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