Minneapolis Water and Road Quality Measures

Dec 07

Minneapolis Water and Road Quality Measures

Road salt poses one of the larger threats to water quality during the winter. Salt splashed from the road kills nearby vegetation and can leave a border of dead and dying trees and shrubs along major roadways. Excess sodium from the most commonly used road salt, sodium chloride, destroys soil structure, which reduces its ability to retain water and increases the...

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Minneapolis Strategies for Flow Equalization

Nov 03

Minneapolis Strategies for Flow Equalization

Flow equalization is basically storing wastewater generated over a period of time to spread the flow out more evenly for a day or week. It is the start of managing treatment efficiency in the system. The desired flow rate – or daily loading – is determined by the use pattern and levels, and the ability of the final soil treatment unit to accept the wastewater. In...

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Updating and Rehabilitating Wayzata’s Infrastructure

Oct 19

Updating and Rehabilitating Wayzata’s Infrastructure

Residents of Wayzata, the city is in the process of finishing infrastructure construction projects and sewer pipeline repairs.  Ferndale Road South and West and Gardner Street will be fully reconstructed. Edgewood Court, Bovey Road, Ferndale Woods Road, and Beaver Dam Street work will involve the removal and replacement of the existing pavement surface only, with...

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Sewer Main Rehab in St. Paul

Aug 28

Sewer Main Rehab in St. Paul

The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is busy at work with sewer main rehabilitations in St. Paul.  The City has actively planned these repairs (in stages) to the sanitary sewer lines due to the deteriorating condition along 101st Ave N. from US to Noble.  In the interim, temporary pipes will be placed in the location and will be fully operational. ...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jul 18

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the Country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed...

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