Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

MCES Project 802883

Understandably, the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has raised questions about the status of Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) plant and interceptor construction projects. Please note the following:

  • Construction on wastewater treatment plants and sewer interceptors will continue. The contractors are following working environment protocols (asking employees to stay home if they are sick, social distancing, etc.) as outlined by public health agencies.

  • Some project staff are working remotely while others remain on-site to ensure proper oversight of the project. Staff will stay connected through emails, conference calls, and web-based meetings to manage construction activities.

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Project Update - July 23, 2020.  See Project Updates below.

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Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is making improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve homes and businesses in Chanhassen. The project is scheduled to take place from January 2020 to July 2021.

The project will use the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) method which installs an inverted liner into the existing pipe structure. This method minimizes surface impacts and reduces costs when compared to a full pipe replacement. Maintenance holes will be repaired or replaced as necessary. Excavations will be needed at several maintenance holes to install the new sewer liner and as part of rehabilitation. A temporary conveyance system will be installed above ground for use during the CIPP installation.

Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation Project Information Sheet and Map (PDF)

Project Schedule

Contractor Bid Award: December 2019
Notice to Proceed: January 2020
Construction: January 2020 - July 2021

Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Process

To learn more about the sewer rehabilitation process, construction practices, and restoration efforts that will be utilized for this project, see the interactive guided map tour of the cured-in-place pipe process that was prepared for the Phalen Saint Paul Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

Project Updates


Project Update - July 23, 2020 (PDF) 311 kB

Project Update - May 8, 2020 (PDF) 257 kB

Project Update - April 24, 2020 (PDF) 253 kB

Project Update - March 19, 2020 (PDF) 225 kB

Project Update - March 6, 2020 (PDF) 350 kB

Project Staff

Project Manager: Chad Davison, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Kim Sanders, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Phone: 952.491.6499

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