Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater and treatment system, is currently conducting a regional sanitary sewer inspection project. A contractor, working under the direction of MCES, is video recording the inside of the MCES sewer pipes to document their conditions and help MCES determine the scope of repair needed, if any. This inspection is done by dropping a robotic camera into the sewer pipes through a maintenance hole.
MCES Regional Sanitary Sewer Inspections Project Information Sheet (PDF)
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1. Inspections of MCES sanitary sewer pipes will occur through existing maintenance holes.
2. A utility vehicle will be used to minimize landscape damage if maintenance holes are located on unpaved surfaces.
3. The floating robotic camera is used to record footage of pipe conditions.
MCES routinely inspects sanitary sewers throughout the region.
In fall 2020 and early 2021, inspections will be performed in the following cities: Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Maplewood, and Saint Paul.
While we do our best to minimize impacts during inspections, some temporary inconveniences may occur as work takes place, including:
- Disruptions due to crews working in the roadway and on MCES easements in yards.
Please drive slowly and use extra caution.
Residents along the inspection route will receive a letter explaining the project.
If the MCES contractor needs to gain access to MCES facilities through private property, MCES staff or its contractor will attempt to contact the resident beforehand.
Your community’s Public Works Department has been notified of this work. If you have questions or concerns about this work, please contact us using the email address or phone number below.
Project Manager: Dan Chouinard, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Sarah Hachey, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services