Fridley Area Lift Station

MCES Project No. 809400

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  • 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 - March 30, 2021: Facility Plan is now available below.  See previous 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 (L32A) 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)

Project Schedule

A site plan for the project was developed from 2019 through 2021, with design occurring between 2021 and 2022, and construction occurring between 2023 and 2026.

Timeline of project schedule.  2019 to 2021 is planning, 2021 to 2022 is design, and 2023 to 2026 is construction.


Public Meetings


Virtual public meeting - November 10, 2020


Virtual public hearing - December 17, 2020


Facility Plan

The Fridley Area Lift Station Final Facility Plan is available for public review using the link below: 


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


Fridley Area Lift Station (L32A) Project Facility Plan (PDF) 72 MB

Virtual Public Hearing Presentation - December 17, 2020 (PDF) 6.6 MB

Project Update - December 11, 2020 (PDF) 164 kB

Virtual Public Meeting Notes - November 10, 2020 (PDF) 330 kB

Virtual Public Meeting Presentation - November 10, 2020 (PDF) 6.7 MB

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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