St. Bonifacius Sewer Improvements Project

MCES Project No. 808200

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.

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Project Update - October 16, 2019 - Project Information Sheet.  See Project Updates below.

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Project Description

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.

 Project area map showing lift station location near the intersection of Highland Road and Highway 7 and the sewer line running adjacent to Highway 7 between the lift station and Lotus Drive.

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)


Project Updates

Project Information - October 16, 2019 (PDF) 358 kB

Project Contacts

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