We operate and maintain a complex system of water supply, treatment, and distribution infrastructure. To guarantee the performance and longevity of this system, SPRWS makes significant investments in infrastructure replacement and installation projects. Our employees work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure this system continues to produce and supply high-quality water.
For more information about some of these ongoing and upcoming projects, refer to the links below:
2021 Water Main Construction Projects
Water main construction projects often involve temporarily closing streets, and may require placing affected customers on temporary water mains. These projects are vital for maintaining the water distribution system that delivers water from our treatment plant to homes and businesses. We replace and install several miles of water main each year.
Water Treatment Plant Improvements
While current water quality remains exceptional, SPRWS is proactively looking towards the future and planning to make significant improvements to the McCarrons water treatment plant. Most of the changes to the facility will be targeted at improving reliability and flexibility and will enable the utility to continue to meet the needs of customers in the future. Overall, SPRWS expects to replace roughly 2/3rds of the existing treatment process with more modern technology.
Highland Park Reservoir Demolition
Highland Reservoir Number 1 has been out of commission since 2014 due to declining water usage. It is being permanently removed. Upon completion of the reservoir’s removal, the site will be grassed open space and is intended to be re-purposed by St. Paul Parks and Recreation for future use.