Brooklyn Park - Osseo Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve businesses and homes in Brooklyn Park, Osseo, and Maple Grove.
MCES routinely inspects regional sanitary sewer pipes and rates them on the scale of 0 to 5. Improvements in this area are necessary because the pipe is rated condition 5, which is very poor and in need of immediate repair. In 2018 and May 2022, sections of the regional sanitary sewer pipe in this area failed, requiring repair under an emergency declaration. This project will rehabilitate the remaining pipe and maintenance holes in the area. Work began in spring 2022 and will take approximately nine months to complete.
What to Expect
While we do our best to minimize impacts during construction, some temporary inconveniences may occur as the work takes place, including noise, vibration, lights, and odors related to sewer work. Some work will occur overnight.
Traffic impacts will include short-term road closures with designated detours and single lane closures.
What You Can Do
To help minimize odors in your home or business during testing, please fill all basement drains with water to help keep odors in the sanitary sewer system. Drains include laundry sinks, floor drains, toilets, and more.
Project Update - September 29, 2022 (PDF)
MCES has developed three short videos to help explain why projects like this are necessary, what smells you may experience during the project, and how we will return the project sites to how they were before or better during the restoration phase.
“This Old Pipe”
The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure, but they are getting old and need repair. MCES has a strategic plan to fix aging sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.
“What’s That Smell?”
As wastewater crews fix our pipes from the inside, you might smell - well, poop. Another smell you might notice is a little bit like glue. These smells are normal, and they can escape during repair. Our crews will monitor odors to meet air quality standards and we’ll do our best to reduce them during construction.
MCES is committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our sewer construction sites back to how they were before, or better. We may need to remove or relocate trees and shrubs or wait for the right season to complete work like planting grass, but our on-site staff will be there to help!
Project Update - September 15, 2022 (PDF)
Project Update - September 2, 2022 (PDF)
Project Update - August 25, 2022 (PDF)
Project Update - August 18, 2022 (PDF)
Project Manager: Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Sarah Hachey, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services
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