Project Update - April 15, 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 upgrade to the control building was completed in full over the winter months with MCES receiving a building occupancy permit and MCES staff moving into their new office and locker spaces. The main outstanding work completed over the winter months was the installation of the programable logic controllers (PLCs) in the oxidation ditch, influent, and control buildings. That process went smoothly will all essential systems operating during the planned shutdowns. The upcoming work in the spring months includes some site grading and rehabilitation and punch list items.
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.
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.
Rogers Project Overview (PDF)
Rogers Project Map (PDF)
For information, please contact:
Anna Bessel, Assistant Manager, Engineering Programs
Mark Lundgren, Senior Engineer
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