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Posted on: August 11, 2014

Emergency repair of sanitary sewer continues along Prosperity Ave.

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the regional wastewater collection and treatment system, is continuing its repair of a regional sanitary sewer south of
where the sinkhole occurred on May 9 near the intersection of Phalen Blvd. and Johnson Pkwy.

Approximately 150 feet of the most severely damaged sewer (at the location of the sinkhole) has been replaced; another 380 feet of sewer has been repaired by installing a lining inside the damaged pipe; and the area near the Phalen-Johnson intersection is being restored.


Current and upcoming work being done by MCES and its emergency contractors for approximately the next two months includes:

- Installing a temporary wastewater pump and piping system along the west side of Prosperity Ave. from Magnolia Ave. to the railroad track south of Ames Ave.

- Excavating and installing a new manhole to provide an additional access to the sewer in front of the property at 1008 Prosperity Ave. Prosperity Ave. is closed to through traffic.
---- Residents to the north of this location can access their homes from Magnolia Ave.
---- Residents to the south of this location can access their homes from Ames Ave.

- Cleaning sewer debris and soil from the sinkhole that has collected in the bottom of the sewer.

- Installing a lining inside the existing damaged sewer under Prosperity Ave.

- Restoring affected street and landscaped areas.


Visit and click on “Emergency Sewer Repair in St. Paul” for complete details about this repair.

Contact Tim O’Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison at MCES, at or 651-602-1269 with questions.
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