Wastewater Reuse

Metropolitan Council Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing:

Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility

Draft Facility Plan

 
Public Information Meeting No. 1 Public Information Meeting No. 2
Rosemount Community Center
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
Banquet Hall
Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Inver Grove Heights Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue E
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Community Room 3
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Public Hearing
Rosemount Community Center
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
Banquet Hall
Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
The Metropolitan Council will hold two public information meetings and a subsequent public hearing about its proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility. This facility will produce reclaimed water* for industrial uses such as cooling water and process water. Reclaimed water can be used instead of groundwater in specific cases, thus preserving groundwater. The proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility would be located at the Council’s former Rosemount Wastewater Treatment Plant and current lift station site at 4005 140th St. E. in Rosemount. At these facilities, approximately 2 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from the Council’s Empire Wastewater Treatment Plant will be additionally treated to meet the wastewater reuse requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The proposed facility includes filtration, disinfection, storage, and pumping. A distribution pipeline would deliver the reclaimed water to a proposed waste-to-biofuel facility** being developed in Inver Grove Heights, (Map Below). The Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services Division (MCES) has prepared a draft Facility Plan that evaluates the costs and feasibility of alternative approaches for the proposed reclaimed water facility. The draft Facility Plan will define the project and also be used to apply for funding for the project through Minnesota’s Clean Water Revolving Fund loan program.

Draft Facility Plan for the proposed Southeast Metro Water Reclamation Facility (PDF)

All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public information meeting and to attend and provide comments at the public hearing. You also may submit comments, which must be received by the Metropolitan Council no later than June 11, 2018, as follows:
  • Send written comments to: Tim O’Donnell at Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101-1805
  • Fax comments to: Tim O’Donnell at 651-602-1477
  • Record comments on: Metropolitan Council Public Comment Line at 651-602-1500
  • E-mail comments to: public.info@metc.state.mn.us
  • Send TTY text telephone comments to 651-291-0904
Upon request, the Council will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities at the public information meeting and public hearing. Also, the Council will mail a paper copy of the draft Facility Plan to you upon request. Please submit such requests to Tim O’Donnell at tim.odonnell@metc.state.mn.us or 651-602-1269 before May 17, 2018.

* “Reclaimed water” is wastewater treatment plant effluent that has received additional treatment to make it suitable for specific types of reuse. The terms “recycled water” and “reuse water” are often used interchangeably with “reclaimed water.”

** The waste-to-biofuels facility is being developed by Enerkem. For more information about Enerkem and their operations, please see their website: www.enerkem.com