MPCA seeks comments on proposed expansion of Jordan’s sanitary sewer system

Contact: Mary Connor, 651-757-2629

The city of Jordan has proposed constructing the Jordan Southwest Interceptor, 2.53 miles of new underground sewage pipes to provide sanitary sewer service to current and future development areas within the city, and to areas the city anticipates annexing.

The sewer extension is designed to accommodate the city’s projected residential and commercial growth in western and southwestern Jordan. The sewer interceptor line will have a 13.1 million gallons a day capacity, which accounts for both current and future needs.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposed construction to describe the project and its potential impact on the environment. It details the construction site(s), nearby residences, water bodies, and wells, air and odor emissions, and more. The EAW is available on the MPCA’s Environmental Assessment Worksheet webpage.

Comments on the worksheet must be in writing and submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2017, to Kim Grosenheider (651-757-2170) at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4194.