Project Update -October 16, 2019 - Project Information Sheet. See Project Updates below.
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Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to the regional sanitary sewer system to serve homes and businesses in the cities of Minnetrista and St. Bonifacius.
MCES will reconstruct 3 miles of forcemain pipes along Highway 7 in Minnetrista and renovate the pumping station on Highland Road north of Highway 7. The existing facilities are being reconstructed due to age. The improvements will increase capacity and reliability. The existing single forcemain pipe will be replaced with dual parallel pipes. The pumping station is 30 feet deep and houses 3 large sewage pumps. Wastewater is pumped into the MCES Blue Lake system which conveys flow to the wastewater treatment facility in Shakopee.
Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in 2022. Minor lane closures will be needed on Highway 7 and Lotus Drive during the project.
Sewer user fees fund operation and maintenance of the regional wastewater collection and treatment system, without reliance on tax dollars. MCES does not levy special assessments on property owners adjacent to our sewer improvement projects. These projects have a broader public benefit, and their costs are spread regionwide.
Minnetrista Sewer Improvements Project Area Map (PDF)