About this Project
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is responsible for protecting public health and the environment through efficient and cost-effective wastewater collection and treatment for the Twin Cities region. MCES is preparing a Facility Plan for improvements to its Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee.
The draft facility plan for the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project outlines plant upgrades needed to serve anticipated growth in the southwest metropolitan area through 2050 and meet new water quality standards for phosphorus. Improvements to the Blue Lake Plant will help MCES maintain service reliability, preserve assets at the existing facility, improve efficiency and safety, protect the environment, and partner with customers.
The draft Facility Plan was completed in early February 2021. The public was provided an opportunity to weigh in on the plan at an online public information meeting and public hearing and during the public comment period from February 8, 2021 to March 25, 2021. The Facility Plan was finalized in late spring of 2021. The design is currently underway for Phase 1. Three construction projects are expected, with the first beginning in spring of 2025.
Online Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing
The MCES project team hosted an online public information meeting and public hearing March 15 at 6 PM.
Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project Public Hearing Presentation (PDF)