Lake Minnetonka Regional Interceptor Sewer Improvements Project Facility Plan
About this Plan
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is developing a Facility Plan for the Lake Minnetonka service area. Projects included in this plan will serve communities within Hennepin and Carver County. The plan will consist of five future projects that will help MCES maintain operational reliability, preserve regional assets, protect the environment, and partner with customers.
For a larger version, see the Lake Minnetonka Facility Plan Project Map (PDF)
The Lake Minnetonka Regional Interceptor Sewer Improvements Project Facility Plan is available using the link below:
Lake Minnetonka Area Regional Interceptor Sewer Improvements Project Facility Plan (PDF)
Online Public Hearing
A virtual public hearing was held December 15, 2020.
Online Open Houses
The project team hosted two online open houses.
- Southeastern Lake Minnetonka Area Projects Open House (Excelsior/Deephaven/Shorewood Area) - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Northwestern Lake Minnetonka Area Projects Open House (Orono Area) - Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The open house presentation and FAQ summary are available at the links below:
How it Works Video: Lift Stations
Project Update - August 3, 2021 (PDF)
What is a lift station?
MCES pumping stations or "lift stations" pump wastewater flows from low points in the local sanitary sewer system. Once “lifted”, wastewater flows by gravity through MCES's regional pipes to a Metropolitan Council Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Pumping stations usually have an aboveground building to house mechanical, electrical, odor control, and communications equipment.
Draft Facility Plan Postcard - December 2, 2020 (PDF)
October 6 Online Open House (PDF)
October 8 Online Open House (PDF)
Project Manager: Daniel Fick, Project Manager, Interceptor Engineering
If you have any additional questions about this project, please contact Jana Larson, MCES Senior Outreach Coordinator, at: