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Posted on: December 3, 2020

MCES Lake Minnetonka Facility Plan

Picture of upcoming regional sanitary sewer projects map of Lake Minnetonka Facility Plan

 MCES Lake Minnetonka Facility Plan

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is developing a Facility Plan for the Lake Minnetonka service area. Projects included in this plan will serve communities within Hennepin and Carver County.

This map includes the project areas for Orono Interceptor 7113 Relocation Project, Orono Lift Stations L46 and L49 Improvements, Deephaven Lift Station L48 and Forcemain Project, Shorewood Lift Station L20 Project and Shorewood Lift Station L21 Project.</p><p>Orono Interceptor 7113 Relocation Project includes interceptors 7113 and 7113A. Crystal Bay, Smith By, Browns Bay, French Lake, Tanager Lake and County Roads 15, 51, 84 and 146 are within the project area. This project is north of Lafayette Bay and Lower Lake, south of U.S. Route 12, east of North Arm, Maxwell Bay and Stubbers Bay and west of Wayzata Bay,</p><p>Orono Lift Stations L46 and L49 Improvements includes interceptor 6-OR-641. West Arm, Crystal Bay and County Roads 15, 19 and 51 are within the project area. This project is north of Lake Minnetonka, south of Forest Lake, North Arm and Maxwell Bay, east of Seton Lake, Emerald Lake and Black Lake and west of Lafayette Bay.</p><p>Deephaven Lift Station L48 and Forcemain Project includes interceptors 6-DH-645 and 6-DH-645A. Carson Bay is within the project area. This project is located north of Minnesota State Highway 7, south of Lower Lake, east of Excelsior Bay and Saint Albans Bay and west of County Road 101.</p><p>Shorewood Lift Station L20 Project includes interceptors 7017-1 and 7017-2. Galpin Lake, Excelsior Bay and Minnesota State Highway 7 are within the project area. This are is located north of Harrison Lake, Lake Lucy, Lake Ann and Minnesota State Highway 5, south of Gideon Bay, east of Mary Lake and west of Christmas Lake, Silver Lake and Saint Albans Bay.</p><p>Shorewood Lift Station L21 Project includes interceptor 7019-A. Lake Virginia is within the project area. This project is located north of Minnesota State Highway 7, south of Upper Lake, east of Smithtown Bay and west of Lake Minnewashta.

View the Draft Facility Plan

The Lake Minnetonka Regional Interceptor Sewer Improvements Project Facility Plan draft is available for public review online at

 Printed versions are also available for the public to review at the following locations:

  • Deephaven City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka
  • Orono City Hall, 2750 Kelley Pkwy., Orono
  • Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Rd., Shorewood
  • Excelsior Library, 337 Water St., Excelsior

 *Please call ahead to see if your desired location is open. Many facilities have closed due to COVID-19.

Comment Now

The comment period is now open through December 28th at 5 p.m.

  • Mail written comments to: Tim O’Donnell at Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, 390 Robert St. N., Saint Paul, MN 55101-1805
  • Email comments to:
  • Record comments on: Metropolitan Council Public Comment Line at (651) 602-1500
  • Send TTY comments to (651) 291-0904

Attend the Online Public Hearing

When? Tuesday, December 15th at 7 p.m.

Where?  Visit on the day of the meeting to participate by computer or mobile app.

To participate by phone, call +1 (408) 418-9388, Access code: 146 208 4586

Translation Information:

If you need this information in another language or alternative format, call 952-960-7765 or email

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Accommodation Information:

Upon request, MCES will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities at the public hearing.

Please submit such requests to Tim O’Donnell before Dec. 7, 2020, by phone at (651) 602-1269 or by email at

Contact Us: By phone at (952) 960-7765 or by email at

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