Project Description (revised January 2017)
Metropolitan Council Environment Services (MCES) will be constructing an underground sanitary sewer odor control facility on Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board property between East River Terrace and East River Parkway in Minneapolis, just east of St. Anthony Avenue. Please see the attached map for more information about the location of the new facility.
Based on recent air flow testing, it appears that the preliminary design of the facility presented in Fall 2016 will not reduce odors to the extent necessary to consider the project successful. To address this situation, MCES plans to undertake additional investigation and testing. The information gained from this effort will be key to revising and finalizing the design of the odor control facility. Some of the testing requires the use of sensors and monitors that are most accurate when used in warmer weather (after March 1). As a result, construction is expected to begin in 2018, rather than in 2017 as originally planned. While this will delay the project schedule, this additional study time will result in a more effective project.
The cost of this regional sanitary sewer improvement will not be assessed to adjacent property owners. The cost is spread out among all of MCES's sewer customers in the metro area.