MCES Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications Project

MCES Project No. 807861

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 - 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. 

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, Engineering Programs
Phone: 651.602.1125

Mark Lundgren, Senior Engineer
Phone: 651.602.1868

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