Metro Solids Open House Summary
June 13, 2018
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) hosted an open house to discuss the upcoming Metro Plant Solids Management Facility Plan on June 13, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul.
The Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant (Metro Plant) is located three miles southeast of downtown Saint Paul. It treats 180 million gallons of wastewater every day for 66 communities and processes 850 wet tons of solids every day for 73 communities. The Metro Plant needs additional solids processing capacity to preserve existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure and serve regional population growth. MCES proposes to construct a fourth incinerator, followed by renewal of existing incineration facilities which was found to be the most cost-effective and sustainable alternative to meet the region’s wastewater needs.
Attendees were able to ask questions, review informational materials, and visit different stations with how solids are processed at the Metro Plant. The formal presentation of the open house covered the following topics:
- Background and need for additional solids processing capacity at the Metro Plant
- Preliminary recommendations from Metro Plant Solids Management Facility Plan
- Community impact of additional solids processing capacity at the Metro Plant
- Schedule for Metro Plant Solids Management Facility Plan
- How solids processing works at the Metro Plant
A copy of the invitation, agenda, and presentation slides are attached. Interested persons can provide feedback, ask questions, and find out more information by:
A formal public hearing is scheduled for August 30, 2018 pending Council approval.