Lift Station Fuel Tank Replacement Project

MCES Project No. 805565

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 - April 28, 2021: Project description and schedule posted.  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, is replacing diesel fuel tanks at five lift stations in the metro area throughout the next few months.

An existing underground fuel tank will be removed and replaced with a new above-ground fuel tank. This improvement project is needed to meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulations and supply emergency fuel to the lift stations.

The projects will be completed by late summer 2021. No major impacts are anticipated to the surrounding areas.

Project Sites

Project work is expected to occur from April through August 2021. Each of the five sites will consist of the following construction activites:
  • Prepare construction site
  • Remove existing underground tank
  • Backfill hole from underground tank
  • Lay concrete slab for new aboveground tank
  • Install new tank
  • Pipe and electric work
  • Restore construction site

Lift Station 66 - Savage
This site is located on 6220 125th Street. Work will begin in mid-April and continue through mid-May.
Lift Station 29 - Plymouth
This site is located on 9900 Hwy 55. Work will begin in early May and continue through early June.
Lift Station 44 - Orono
This site is located on 3270 North Shore Drive. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through late June.
Lift Station 57 - Eagan
This site is located on 2861 Highway 55. Work will begin in mid-June and continue through mid-July.
Lfit Station 15 - Apple Valley
This site is located on 160th Street West. Work will begin in late June and continue through mid-August

What to Expect

  • Residents or businesses near the construction sites will receive communication prior to the project’s beginning.
  • Major impacts are not anticipated at this time.


Project Updates

Coming soon

Project Staff


Project Manager: Tiffany Troudt, Senior Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Ron Grajczk, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Ron Grajczyk
Phone: 763-688-1660

Tiffany Troudt
Phone: 651-602-4308

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