Waconia Interceptor Improvements

MCES Project No. 808320

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.

Contact information

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 - October 20, 2021: All construction work is complete.  


Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to wastewater infrastructure in Waconia. A 1.7-mile-long segment of Interceptor 7508, which was originally constructed in 1975, is being replaced due to age and to provide future capacity.

This is one of the remaining sections of forcemain to be replaced as part of a program for the interceptor and lift station that serve the City of Waconia, Laketown Township, and the City of Victoria. The new segment will be constructed as a 20-inch forcemain to parallel the existing 16-inch forcemain.

Work has been planned with the City of Waconia and with Carver County, both of which have concurrent utility and park improvement projects. The project is in Lake Waconia Regional Park and Highway 5 right-of-way in the City of Waconia and in Laketown Township.

Work has been substantially completed and surface restoration will be completed in the spring of 2021.

Waconia Project Fact Sheet (PDF)



Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison

John Hemming, Project Engineer

Thomas Buchal, Principal Contract Administrator

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