On a rare occasion, a sanitary sewer will break or have another problem that results in a wastewater spill. The Metropolitan Council is committed to responding quickly to minimize wastewater spill impacts, repair damaged sewers, and get them back in service as soon we can. We proactively monitor the condition of our wastewater sewers, to reduce the risk of spills.
The Met Council owns and operates 637 miles of regional sanitary sewers that convey wastewater from 111 cities and townships in the Twin Cities metro area to our 9 wastewater treatment plants. We collect and treat about 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, and return the resulting clean water to the environment.
Information on specific wastewater spills will be updated here and posted for one year. See spill information for:
If no information is posted for an active spill site, we are still gathering details from our spill response team so we can accurately inform affected residents and businesses. Send an email to the contact below to be notified of updates.