Metropolitan Council Environmental Services crews are preparing to remove and replace the top foot of soil in the 1,600-square-foot impacted area. Additionally, contractors are preparing to pump the pond across Oak Street from the location of the spill.
Water quality crews tested nearby bodies of water and have installed signage warning the public “Do Not Enter Water/Contains Raw Sewage/No Fishing/No Swimming” around affected areas. Some wastewater was detected in the northwest bay of Galpin Lake, between Elm Place and Galpin Lake Road, though the oxygen levels that the fish in the lake depend on remain high. The lake and pond will be tested regularly until water quality results are at an acceptable level.