Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)– Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Upper Midwest Section of the Air & Waste Management Association invites you to tour the MCES Metropolitan (Metro) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Located on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, the Metro Plant is the largest wastewater treatment facility in Minnesota. When it opened in 1938, it was the first plant in a metropolitan area on the Mississippi River. Today it is among the nation's largest.

Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant Information

Type: Advanced secondary with chlorination/dechlorination
Capacity: 251 million gallons per day
Discharges to: Mississippi River
Communities served: 65
Population served: 1.8 million
Interceptors to plant: 332 miles



The Metropolitan Plant has an excellent environmental record and regularly earns state and national awards for operational excellence.  You are also invited to join us for a networking and social event following the tour. The location for the social event will be announced at a later date.




When: October  17, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: MCES Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant (2400 Childs Road, St. Paul, MN)
Cost: Free  for AWMA Members- This event is limited to 25, so if you are interested, please register right away