MCES Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications Project

MCES Project No. 807861

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Project Update - September 23, 2022 - Updated construction information.  See Project Updates below.

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Construction Project Updates

Construction work at the MCES Rogers WWTF began in April of 2021. The project was awarded to Shaw Lundquist Associates.

Main project elements include a new backup generator, security upgrades, PLC replacement, and upgrades to employee space.

The work of the contractor for the project to upgrade the MCES Rogers WWTF has been largely completed as the project rolls into fall of 2022.  The summer months saw the completion of the last remaining items, commissioning of systems, and gathering of record documents and operations manuals. 

There are a few remaining items and training to close out the project, which will occur over the next few months, and a couple of items to clean up the site.  Otherwise, most of the project work is completed, and the project will be formally closing out in the next few months. 
 

Photo of control building in construction area

Facility Acquisition

On October 23, 2018, the Rogers City Council adopted a resolution requesting that Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) acquire its wastewater treatment plant through an acquisition agreement. Acquisition of the Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant was identified in the 2040 Water Resources Policy Plan and was included in 2016 in the City of Rogers’ approved 2030 Comprehensive Plan Amendment.

On July 1, 2019, MCES acquired the Rogers Wastewater Treatment Facility and began joint operations with the City of Rogers. In 2020, MCES will be solely in charge of the facility and operate it until construction of a new regional wastewater plant on a site about two miles west of the existing treatment plant. MCES proposes to construct the new Crow River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant by 2030; the plant would serve Rogers and portions of Dayton and Corcoran.

 Color photo of Rogers Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) with lawn in foreground and facility equipment and buildings in the background.

Project Description

Since the acquisition of the facility on July 1, 2019, MCES has been working a series of small changes to the facility to bring it in line with other MCES facilities. The work includes the installation of a backup generator, upgrades to the employee space to include shower facilities and restrooms, and upgrades to the SCADA system to bring it in line with other MCES facilities.  The project was awarded in early 2021 with construction starting in early Spring 2021.  

Map of Rogers WWTP near the intersection of I-94 and Highway 101

Rogers Project Overview (PDF)

Rogers Project Map (PDF)


 

Project Updates

Public Hearing Presentation - January 14, 2019 (PDF) 2 MB

Project Overview - January 11, 2019 (PDF) 859 kB

Public Hearing Presentation Boards - January 11, 2019 (PDF) 3 MB

January 14 Open House and Public Hearing - December 18, 2018 (PDF) 151 kB

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Anna Bessel, Assistant Manager, Wastewater Planning and Community Programs
Email: anna.bessel@metc.state.mn.us
Phone: 651.602.1125

Mark Lundgren, Senior Engineer
Email: mark.lundgren@metc.state.mn.us
Phone: 651.602.1868

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