Orono Lift Station Improvements (L46 & L49)

ES Project No. 802831

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Project Update - April 24, 2024: project schedule updated.  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES),operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to two existing lift stations, L46 and L49, located adjacent to Shadywood Road in Orono. These lift stations are a critical component of sanitary sewer service in Orono, taking wastewater from local residents and businesses and pumping it to the regional sewer that delivers it to the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Minnesota River. The scheduled improvements will enhance the system’s efficiency and reliability and improve site safety for employees and the public.
The improvements to L46, located at the Togo Road/Shadywood Road intersection, include:

  • replacement of deteriorated equipment
  • upgraded pumping capacity
  • improved sight lines for traffic safety
  • installation of a new driveway for safe maintenance access
The improvements to L49, currently located on the edge of the Crystal Bay Road near Shadywood Road, include:
  • relocation of the existing station directly south, away from roadway traffic, to improve site safety
  • upgraded pumping capacity
  • installation of grinder pumps to reduce future maintenance
  • installation of a backup generator to prevent service disruption
  • a new building to house electrical and control systems
This project is part of the broader Facility Plan for the Lake Minnetonka service area, which serves communities within Hennepin and Carver County. This plan helps ES maintain operational reliability, preserve regional assets, and protect the environment through replacement and rehabilitation of aging infrastructure.

Project Schedule

Final Design: Fall 2022 completion
Construction: Summer 2024

Project Map

Orono Lift Station Improvements Project site map. Project area includes lift station 46 located on the north side of Togo Road at the Shadywood Road intersection and lift station 49 located on the south edge of Crystal Bay Road near Shadywood Road in Orono, Minnesota.

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Project Updates

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Project Staff

Project Manager: John Chlebeck, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Steve Kummer, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

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