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Corps of Engineers provides funds for sewer project in Pine County, Minn.

Published Sept. 22, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a project partnership agreement with the city of Pine City, Minnesota, to support the city’s sanitary sewer system and water system improvement project
Sept. 5.

The Pine City Sanitary Sewer System and Water System Improvement Project is currently in the design phase. The project is located near the Snake River, in Pine County, Minnesota. The project, covered under the Corps’ Environmental Infrastructure Assistance Program, will replace the current sanitary sewer lift station with new lift station, and install a second water main crossing the Snake River.

The new sanitary sewer lift station will be constructed at higher elevations to reduce the risk of failure due to high water events and will serve as an upgrade to the city’s aging infrastructure. The water main will serve as a system redundancy and offer additional capacity to alleviate water pressure issues the city faces in portions of town when drawing water for firefighting.

The project has a total cost of approximately $2 million, of which $1.5 million will be federally funded. Construction on project is expected to begin in 2018.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2015 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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Release no. 17-069