Corcoran Lift Station Project

MCES Project No. 808520

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to extend the regional sanitary sewer system to serve homes and businesses in the city of Corcoran.

MCES will build a new wastewater pumping station (or “lift station”) in southeast Corcoran near the intersection of Brockton Lane and Bass Lake Road. It will pump wastewater into the MCES Elm Creek interceptor system which conveys flow to the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Paul.

The new lift station will consist of an underground 32-foot deep, 12-foot diameter, prefabricated structure and two pumps. To accommodate future flow increases, the station has been designed to allow installation of a third pump. Due to the small size of the facility, no above-ground building is needed. The only visible structures will be the control panels and an emergency generator.

The project will also construct approximately 350 feet of new pipe to connect to the city’s sewer pipe to the north and MCES (Elm Creek interceptor) to the south.

Construction is expected to begin in June 2018 and be completed by June 2019. Minor lane closures on Bass Lake Road will be needed, but no major traffic impacts are expected.

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