Wastewater Treatment

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) operates and maintains eight wastewater treatment plants in the Twin Cities seven county area.

Industries and the vast majority of homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area are connected to one of eight wastewater treatment plants through an extensive network of sewer pipes.

Whenever someone takes a shower, flushes a toilet, or runs the washing machine, the resulting wastewater is carried through a pipe off the property into a municipal sanitary sewer pipe. That pipe, in turn, is connected to a regional sewer interceptor, and finally to the wastewater treatment plant. The regional interceptor system and all treatment plants are operated and maintained by MCES.

Wastewater Treatment Plants

For more information, please contact Tim O'Donnell via email or by phone: 651.602.1269.