Medina Area Sewer Improvements Project

MCES Project No. 808100

Understandably, the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has raised questions about the status of Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) plant and interceptor construction projects. Please note the following:

  • Construction on wastewater treatment plants and sewer interceptors will continue. The contractors are following working environment protocols (asking employees to stay home if they are sick, social distancing, etc.) as outlined by public health agencies.

  • Some project staff are working remotely while others remain on-site to ensure proper oversight of the project. Staff will stay connected through emails, conference calls, and web-based meetings to manage construction activities.

Contact information

For information regarding construction, please call the construction hotline or send an email to the contact information listed on the bottom of that project’s website.

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Project Update - July 1, 2021: Project completed.  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, made improvements to regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve homes and businesses in Medina, Maple Plain, and Independence.

Work included rehabilitating a lift station in Maple Plain, installing a new meter structure in Independence at Townline Rd and County Road 11, and installing new sewer pipe under County Road 19 near Baker Park Campground and Sycamore Trail in Medina. Construction began in spring of 2020 and restoration was completed in summer 2021. 

Map showing MCES meter structure on County Road 11 west of County Road 19; MCES lift station on Polar Avenue just east of County Road 19 and the MCES interceptor Line on Baker Park Road just south of Baker Park.

Virtual Presentation



The Q&A is now available here: Medina Virtual Presentation Q&A (PDF).

Project Updates

Project Update - May 26, 2021 (PDF) 445 kB

Project Update - April 9, 2021 (PDF) 316 kB

Project Update - March 5, 2021 (PDF) 422 kB

Project Update - February 4, 2021 (PDF) 423 kB

Project Update - January 8, 2021 (PDF) 412 kB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Sarah Hachey, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

For information, please contact Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison:

Phone: 651.602.1269

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