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.
Preliminary Design: 2022 to 2023
Final Design/Construction: 2024 to 2026
Decommissioning of existing plant: 2028