Sanitary Sewer Lining Program


2020 Sanitary Sewer Lining - Project Map
  • Arcade Street between Berwood Avenue and Woodgate Drive
  • Edgerton Street between Bear Ave North and Oak Creek Drive South
  • McMenemy Street between Woodridge Drive and Kohler Road 


As of spring 2021, this project is substantially complete. 

About the Project

The City of Vadnais Heights awarded a contract to a company, Hydro-Klean, Inc., to improve sanitary sewer pipes that serve the above neighborhoods. The existing sanitary sewer is a clay pipe that becomes prone to groundwater infiltration as it ages. This infiltration leads to unnecessary and expensive treatment of “clean” water. In order to prevent this infiltration, the City has televised and identified the sanitary sewer to be improved. There are no assessments to affected properties for this work, as it is funded as part of our quarterly sanitary sewer charges. 

The work will include an innovative process of placing a special membrane lining inside the clay pipe, creating a new smooth-surfaced, long-lasting pipe within the existing sanitary sewer. This work will be done without time consuming, expensive and disruptive excavation to the street. Access to the sewer is obtained by using the existing manholes. 


If you have any questions or want further information, please contact City Engineer Jesse Farrell, PE at or at 651-204-6050.