Long Lake Interceptor Rehabilitation

ES Project No. 8086xx

Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES), operator of the metro area wastewater collection and treatment system, made improvements to the sanitary sewer interceptors along the southern end of Long Lake in New Brighton, Minnesota.

These interceptors are a critical component of sanitary sewer service in New Brighton, taking wastewater from local residents and businesses and sending it to the Wastewater Treatment Plant to be treated before being released back into the environment. The improvements repaired aging infrastructure and enhanced the system’s efficiency and reliability.

Project Map

Long Lake Interceptor Rehabilitation project site map. Project area runs along Beach Road on the southern end of Long Lake between Old Highway 8 Northwest and Rose Lane.

Project Schedule

Construction: September 2022 to January 2023
Restoration: Spring to early Summer 2023

Virtual Open House Materials

A virtual open house was held on September 21, 2022.  The presentation and video are available below.


What to Expect

ES has developed three short videos to help explain why projects like this are necessary, what smells you may experience during the project, and how we will return the project sites to how they were before or better during the restoration phase.

“This Old Pipe”
The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure, but they are getting old and need repair. ES has a strategic plan to fix aging sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.


“What’s That Smell?”
As wastewater crews fix our pipes from the inside, you might smell - well, poop. Another smell you might notice is a little bit like glue. These smells are normal, and they can escape during repair. Our crews will monitor odors to meet air quality standards and we’ll do our best to reduce them during construction.


“Operation: Restoration”
ES is committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our sewer construction sites back to how they were before, or better. We may need to remove or relocate trees and shrubs or wait for the right season to complete work like planting grass, but our onsite staff will be there to help!



Project Updates

Final Project Update - June 20, 2023 (PDF) 202 kB

Project Update - May 16, 2023 (PDF) 345 kB

Project Update - May 15, 2023 (PDF) 349 kB

Project Update - April 27, 2023 (PDF) 228 kB

Virtual Open House Presentation - September 21, 2022 (PDF) 3.7 MB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Michael Villari, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Capital Improvement Program
Contact us
  • Contact project staff with questions or concerns about this construction project.

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 651-602-1269