Corcoran Lift Station Project

MCES Project No. 808520

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 Completion Notice - August 8, 2019.

The sewer construction work on this project is complete. Construction site restoration is also complete and is currently under warranty. MCES will monitor the restoration progress during the warranty period and make adjustments as needed. If you have further questions about this project, please contact us by email at or call Tim O’Donnell, MCES Project Citizen Liaison, at 651-602-1269.


Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) made improvements to extend the regional sanitary sewer system to serve homes and businesses in the city of Corcoran by building a new lift station in southeast Corcoran near the intersection of Brockton Lane and Bass Lake Road. Construction on the lift station began in June 2018 with final restoration completed in summer of 2019. The new lift station consists of an underground 32-foot deep, 12-foot diameter, prefabricated structure and two pumps. The project also constructed 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.

Corcoran Lift Station Project Overview (PDF)

Corcoran Lift Station Project Map (PDF)


Project Updates

Project Update - July 12, 2019 (PDF) 608 kB

Project Update - June 12, 2019 (PDF) 257 kB

Project Update - May 8, 2019 (PDF) 148 kB

Project Update - April 5, 2019 (PDF) 237 kB

Project Update - March 19, 2019 (PDF) 202 kB

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Tim O'Donnell, Citizen Liaison
Phone: 651-602-1269

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