Madison Lake Regionalization

Madison Lake Regionalization

Madison Lake, MN

As the City engineer for the City of Madison Lake, an analysis of the City’s wastewater treatment options was conducted. This analysis concluded, and a number of public meetings confirmed, that the preferred solution was regionalization, rather than expansion of the City’s existing treatment plant or construction of a new plant.

The Madison Lake City Council authorized coordination with the City of Mankato and Blue Earth County to facilitate implementation of the plan. An agreement was reached with the City of Mankato for the design and construction of the lift station and forcemain, and the treatment of Madison Lake’s sanitary sewer flows.

In addition to coordination with the City of Mankato and Blue Earth County, residents of a large unincorporated area around three regional lakes wished to pursue the option of forming a sanitary sewer district and participating in the construction of the regional forcemain. Many challenges were worked through to accomplish this, resulting in a project that not only serves the City of Madison Lake, but also will provide a sanitary sewer outlet for over 400 lake homes, many that have vulnerable individual treatment systems.

Key elements of the design include nearly five miles of forcemain, a regional lift station, decommissioning of the existing wastewater treatment plant, and modifications to the existing sanitary sewer collection system. By strategically modifying the existing system, flow was diverted from pipes that were functioning at or near capacity, allowing the City to prolong the lifespan of these facilities.

This public works project was recognized as a 2010 City Engineers Association of Minnesota Award-winning project.

Public Works

  • Alta Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Cherry Street Ramp

  • Fairmont Water Treatment Plant

  • Goodhue Water Tower

  • Humboldt Pavement Management Study

  • Kingsley Wastewater Treatment

  • Lawton Water Treatment Plant

  • Madison Lake Regionalization

  • Mill Creek Bridge

  • Moville Comprehensive Plan

  • Sample Street

  • Second Street Ramp

  • Sibley Parkway

  • Sloan Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • South Front Street Reconstruction

  • Sumner Avenue Town Square

  • Trunk Highway 60 Downtown Reconstruction and Improvements

  • US Highway 14 Roundabout

  • US Highway 20

  • US Highway 59

  • West Lakeshore Drive