Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, plans to build a new lift station in Fridley to replace the existing and aging lift station in Brooklyn Park (L32).
The existing lift station in Brooklyn Park is 50 years old and has reached the end of its useful life. It lacks adequate storage, leading to sewer backups and odors. This site will be used as an odor control facility and to access pipes that cross the river.
The new lift station will be located on the east side of the Mississippi River in Fridley. The new facility will preserve wastewater system assets, improve system reliability, and accommodate community growth.
Fridley Area Lift Station L32A Project Overview (PDF)
A site plan for the project will be developed from 2019 through 2021, with design occurring between 2021 and 2022, and construction occurring between 2023 and 2026.
Virtual Public Meeting
Draft Facility Plan
The Fridley Area Lift Station (L32A) draft Facility Plan is available for public review using the link below:
Fridley Area Lift Station (L32A) Project Draft Facility Plan (PDF)
Printed versions are also available for the public to review at the following locations:
- Fridley City Hall, 7071 University Avenue NE, Fridley
- Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park
- Anoka County Library – Mississippi Library, 410 Mississippi Street NE, Fridley
- Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park
The Draft Facility Plan comment period is open now through December 28, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- Mail written comments to: Tim O'Donnell at Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, 390 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1805
- Email comments to: email@example.com
- Record comments on: Metropolitan Council Public Comment Line at 651-602-1500
- Send TTY comments to 651-291-0904
- Attend the online public hearing on December 17, 2020. More information on the public hearing is available in the Online Public Hearing section.
Virtual Public Hearing
What is a lift station?
The new lift station will pump wastewater from the local wastewater collection system into the MCES regional sanitary sewer system. A series of regional sewers then conveys the wastewater to the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in St. Paul.
The lift station will include communications equipment to monitor pumping equipment, and backup power to maintain reliable, uninterrupted operation.
Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Tim Wedin, Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering