Hastings Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Facility Plan

MCES Project No. 809800

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Project Update - March 3, 2022: Adopted Facility Plan (PDF) now available.  See below for previous Project Updates. To receive project updates via email or text, sign up using the E-newsletter/SMS subscription form on the right.

Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is planning to relocate the current Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) from Downtown Hastings to the site of a previous gravel pit 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.



Planning: 2021
Preliminary Design: 2022 to 2023
Final Design/Construction: 2024 to 2026
Commissioning: 2027
Decommissioning of existing plant: 2028

Project Maps


Facility Plan

Open House Materials


Public Hearing Materials

MCES 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 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, MCES Wastewater Planning and Capital Project Delivery
  • Collection System and Roadway Improvements: Chad Davison, Project Manager, MCES Wastewater Planning and Capital Project Delivery


Project Contacts

Please contact our project team through the project hotline or email address.

Email: comment@hastingswwtp.com

Phone: 651.302.2908

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  • Contact project staff with questions or concerns about this project.

    Email: comment@hastingswwtp.com

    Phone: 651.302.2908