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 - October 18, 2021.  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 fall of 2021. No major impacts are anticipated to the surrounding areas.

Project Sites

Project work began in April and is expected to be completed in late fall of 2021. The project consisted of the following construction activities at each of the five sites:
  • 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
Major construction activities are complete at the following project sites.  Final restoration remains at all project sites.
  • Lift Station 66 – Savage (6220 125th Street)
  • Lift Station 29 – Plymouth (9900 Highway 55)
  • Lift Station 44 – Orono (3270 North Shore Drive)
  • Lift Station 57 – Eagan (2861 Highway 55)

Lift Station 15 - Apple Valley (160th Street West)
Fence installation and restoration remain at this project site.  

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

Project Update - October 18, 2021 (PDF) 218 kB

Project Update - August 17, 2021 (PDF) 351 kB

Project Update - July 14, 2021 (PDF) 435 kB

Project Update - June 4, 2021 (PDF) 484 kB

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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