Fridley Area Lift Station (L32A)

MCES Project No. 809400

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 - October 22, 2020.  See Project Updates below.

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Project Description

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.


Project Schedule

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 2025.

Timeline of project schedule.  2019 to 2021 is planning, 2021 to 2022 is design, and 2023 to 2025 is construction.


Virtual Public Meeting

Join us for a virtual public meeting to learn more about the project and talk to project staff. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 via Zoom. The presentation starts at 7:05 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow. To attend the virtual public meeting, please register through Zoom by Monday, November 9.

Virtual Public Hearing

The MCES facility plan process requires a public hearing. This will be an online meeting.

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • Please check back in early December for more information.

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.


Project Updates

Coming Soon

Project Staff

Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Tim Wedin, Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering


Project Contacts

For information, please contact:


Phone: 763.520.8650

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