MPCA seeks comment on changes to wastewater infrastructure in Albertville

Contact: Mary Connor, 651-757-2629

The city of Albertville is proposing to construct a new lift station and 5.5-mile pipe to begin discharging treated wastewater to the Mississippi River. The city’s wastewater treatment facility currently discharges to Hunters Lake (also known as Mud Lake).

The new pipe’s discharge point to the Mississippi River will be in Otsego. The pipe will constructed along a route that includes 63rd St. NE, MacIver Ave. NE, 70th St., County Road 19, and County Road 39.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposal, which is required on this type of project. The EAW describes the project’s potential effects on the environment, including its impact on nearby land uses, geography, bodies of water or groundwater, wildlife and habitat, and historic sites. It also details air and vehicle emissions, dust, traffic, noise, and odors that the project might produce.

The worksheet for this project is available on the MPCA’s Public Notice webpage. State agencies use EAWs to help decide whether a project requires a more extensive environmental impact statement. The public is invited to comment on the project. Written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 17, 2019. Send comments by email or mail to Nancy Drach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155.