Snail Lake Sewer Rehabilitation

ES Project No. 808863

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES), operator of the metro area wastewater collection and treatment system, is rehabilitating the sanitary sewer interceptor in the Snail Lake Regional Park. The interceptor has damaged castings, cracked rings, and exposed manhole structure, posing threats to the adjacent wetlands.

This infrastructure is a critical component of sanitary sewer service in Shoreview, taking wastewater from local residents and businesses and pumping it to the regional sewer that delivers it to the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Paul. These scheduled improvements will repair the aging infrastructure and enhance the system’s efficiency and reliability.

Project Map

 Snail Lake Sewer Rehabilitation site map. The portion of sewer that will be rehabilitated begins at Highway 96 on the east side of Snail Lake and runs southeast through Snail Lake Regional Park and ends at Gramse Road.

Project Schedule

Final design: July 2023 through Winter 2024
Construction: Summer through Winter 2024

Public Engagement

A public meeting will be held prior to construction beginning. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the project and share construction information including activity, impacts and timing. Regularly check the website or sign up for project updates for more information on this meeting as it becomes available.

What to Expect

ES has developed several short videos to help explain why projects like this are necessary and what you may experience during the construction of the project.

“This Old Pipe”

The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure, but they are getting old and need repair. ES has a strategic plan to fix aging sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.

“What’s That Smell?”

As wastewater crews fix our pipes from the inside, you might smell - well, poop. Another smell you might notice is a little bit like glue. These smells are normal, and they can escape during repair. Our crews will monitor odors to meet air quality standards and we’ll do our best to reduce them during construction.

“Operation: Restoration”

ES is committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our sewer construction sites back to how they were before, or better. We may need to remove or relocate trees and shrubs or wait for the right season to complete work like planting grass, but our onsite staff will be there to help!


Project Updates

Coming soon

Project Staff

Project Manager: Michael Villari, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 651-780-7709

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    Contact project staff with questions or concerns about this construction project.

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 651-780-7709