South St. Paul Lift Station L65 Improvements & Rosemount Lift Station L74 Improvements

MCES Project No. 809093

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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For information regarding construction, please call the construction hotline or send an email to the contact information listed on the bottom of that project’s website.

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Project Update - July 28, 2021 (PDF).  See previous Project Updates below.

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South St. Paul Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater and treatment system, is currently making reliability upgrades to its regional sanitary sewer lift station L65, located near the intersection of Verderosa Avenue and Interstate 494, in South Saint Paul. The project consists primarily of the follow work.
  • Removing old underground piping and structures on a portion of the site in preparation for returning of a portion of the site to the City.
  • Replacing aging electrical equipment.
  • Installing additional emergency facilities to help keep the station operating in the event of an equipment or power failure.
  • Upgrading the ventilation and odor control systems.
A map of the project location at L65, southwest of where Interstate 494 crosses Verderosa Avenue and the Mississippi River, near South St. Paul Community Gardens.

South St. Paul Project Schedule

Construction began in early 2021 and is anticipated to be substantially complete by fall 2021. No traffic closures or regional sewer service outages are anticipated.


South St. Paul Project Impacts

While we do our best to minimize impacts during construction. If you are using the community gardens you may experience:
  • Equipment and construction noise
  • Engine exhaust, sewer odor, and dust


Rosemount Project Drivers:

  • Install grinder equipment to address pump clogging due to rags and flushable wipes.

A map of the project location at L74, northeast of the intersection of Highway 52 and 145th Street East, north of Rich Valley Golf Course.



Project Updates

Project Update - July 28, 2021 (PDF) 175 kB

Project Update - April 21, 2021 (PDF) 215 kB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Daniel Fick, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Kim Sanders, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:
Phone: 651.602.4616 (Kim Sanders)

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