Eagles Point Water Resource Recovery Facility

Location: Cottage Grove
Serves: 60,000 people
Discharges to: Mississippi River

Treatment: Advanced secondary with ultraviolet disinfection
Capacity: 10 million gallons per day
Sewer pipes to facility: 10 miles 

Protecting public health and the environment

The Eagles Point Water Resource Recovery Facility began service in September 2002, replacing the Cottage Grove Facility that had been in operation since 1962. It's perched on a limestone bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and provides primary and secondary treatment to wastewater before discharging it to reduce climate risks and impacts on water sources. Biosolids are transported to the Metro Facility in Saint Paul for processing.

The Eagles Point Facility has an excellent environmental record and regularly earns state and national awards for operational excellence. It has earned a National Association of Clean Water Agencies Platinum Peak Performance Award for perfect clean water discharge permit compliance across multiple consecutive years.

Safely moving wastewater

Wastewater from three cities is transported through 10 miles of regional sanitary sewer pipes (interceptors) to the facility.

Communities the Eagles Point Facility serves

Cottage Grove
Lake Elmo

Unique features of the Eagles Point Water Resource Recovery Facility

  • As the treated water leaves the facility it passes over an effluent cascade, adding oxygen to the water before it enters the Mississippi River.
  • The process flow path at Eagles Point is easy to follow in the linear and sequential design of the facility.
  • Dramatic overlook of the Mississippi River from the high bluff.
  • The facility is home to a wide variety of native prairie grasses and wildflowers.

General Inquiries

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