Hastings Water Resource Recovery Facility Project

ES Project No. 809800

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES), the agency managing the seven county metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is planning to relocate the current Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) from Downtown Hastings to an ES-owned property on the border of Hastings and Ravenna Township.

The existing plant site located in downtown Hastings presents challenges to major renewal, land use compatibility, and expandability of the plant to respond to growth and changes in regulatory requirements. The new plant site provides ability to expand to support growth in the long-term service area identified in the 2040 Water Resources Policy Plan, which may include land areas in the townships of Marshan, Nininger, or Vermillion.

The existing WWTP discharges effluent to the Mississippi River. Discharge alternatives are under evaluation for the proposed Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF).



Planning: 2021
Preliminary Design: 2023 to 2024
Final Design: 2024
Construction: 2025 to 2027
Commissioning: 2028
Decommissioning of existing plant: 2029

Project Maps


Facility Plan

Open House Materials


Public Hearing Materials

ES held an online public hearing on January 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to inform the public about and accept comments on the Draft Facility Plan for proposed relocation of its Hastings Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Project Updates

Hastings Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Plan - February 2022 (PDF) 14.2 MB

Hastings WWTP Relocation Draft Facility Plan Public Hearing Notice - December 3, 2021 (PDF) 239 kB

Project Update - December 1, 2021 (PDF) 226 kB

Project Staff

Project Managers: 

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant: Heidi Hutter, Project Manager, Plant Engineering
  • Collection System and Roadway Improvements: Chad Davison, Project Manager, Interceptor Engineering


Project Contacts

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Email: [email protected]

Phone: 651-302-2908

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    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 651-302-2908