Le Sueur County - West Jefferson Lake

Project Overview

West Jefferson Sanitary Sewer Collection System

Project Background

West Jefferson Lake is located in southern Le Sueur County in south central Minnesota.  In late 2015, a private group of citizens approached the City of Cleveland to determine whether the City would consider providing treatment of wastewater from the residences and surrounding the lake. Officials for the City of Cleveland indicated that they would consider accepting a certain amount of wastewater from the West Jefferson Lake area.  Bolton & Menk, Inc. was approached to assist in developing a preliminary plan for providing wastewater collection for the West Jefferson Lake area.

In June of 2016, a Wastewater Facility Plan for the project was submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Project Description

This project will allow properties along the following streets to connect to the new sanitary collection system:

  • Evergreen Lane
  • Cedar Trail/Circle
  • Ridge Circle
  • Maple Drive
  • Maple Lane (to ~1000 feet east of Maple Drive)
  • West Lake Drive
  • 464th Avenue

Other properties in the West Jefferson area may join the new system on a case-by-case basis.

At individual properties, a grinder pump station will be installed. This system will transfer wastewater from your home to the low pressure forcemain pipe. Forcemain will be routed around the lake and will discharge into a lift station on the north side of the Lake. The lift station will then pump wastewater from West Jefferson, to the City of Cleveland’s Wastewater Treatment Ponds.

Preliminary Project Cost and Funding:

A preliminary cost summary is provided below:

Estimated Project Total

No. of Potential Connections

Estimate Cost per Connection

$ 4,700,000

140

$ 33,590.00

 

A funding opportunity is currently being pursued through the Public Facilities Authority (PFA). Project representatives were able to get the project listed as a candidate for the Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) earlier this year. Final funding will depend on outcomes of upcoming legislative sessions. The project may be eligible to receive the PSIG once final plans are approved by MPCA.

Lot Survey

Survey Letter to Residents - 12/7/2016

Contact for Lot Survey Scheduling
     Renae Miller
     Administrative Assistant
     phone: (507) 625-4171 ext. 2670
     email: renaemi@bolton-menk.com

Schedule

Project:     West Jefferson Lake Sanitary Sewer Collection System
                   Le Sueur County
                   Project No.: M15.111340

This project is listed in Part B of the approved 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP). At this time, Part B projects will not receive funds in 2017. The following schedule assumes that the Legislature will approve a bonding bill which will allocate funding for this program. It is assumed that if a bonding bill is approved, the 2017 IUP will be amended and this project will be eligible for funding in 2017.

West Jefferson Lake Facility Plan Approved...................................................... June 23, 2016

Deadline to have Facility Plans Approved for inclusion on 2017 IUP................. June 30, 2016

Final 2017 IUP Approved.................................................................................... September 30, 2016

MN Historic Preservation Office (MnHPO) Review Initiated............................... August 19, 2016
            (required for Environmental Information Worksheet)

MnHPO Request for Archeological Phase I*...................................................... September 26, 2016

Deadline to complete Archeological Phase I* Field Work.................................. November 15, 2016

Deadline to Submit Application for Funding....................................................... March 30, 2017

Deadline to Submit Plans & Specifications........................................................ March 30, 2017

Deadline to complete Environmental Information Worksheet (EIW).................. May 1, 2017

Deadline for Plan Certification........................................................................... June 30, 2017
            (Plan Certification cannot be completed until all previous steps are completed.)

*Required as part of the EIW.  Must be completed prior to winter weather conditions.

Contacts

Jason L Femrite P.E.
Sr. Project Manager
phone: 507-625-4171 ext. 2288
email: jasonfe@bolton-menk.com

Derek P. Olinger, EIT
Design Engineer I
phone: (507) 625.4171 ext. 3064
email: derekol@bolton-menk.com

Contact for Lot Survey Scheduling
     Renae Miller
     Administrative Assistant
     phone: (507) 625-4171 ext. 2670
     email: renaemi@bolton-menk.com