New pump station will boost volume


November 11, 2022

Brady Slater

In Carlton, the new $6.6 million pump station will increase wastewater capacity significantly, from 2.9 million gallons per day to 4 million.

Tucked into a corner of eastern Carlton, north of the Oldenburg House on Minnesota Highway 210 and south of the Thomson Reservoir, is a nondescript building that will soon fade into history. The Carlton pump station, which handles wastewater from the southeastern portion of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, will be replaced in the next year. Site preparation has already begun.

The project mirrors one done to the northeast in Esko beginning in 2014, in another corner of a community, off Riverside Road near the confluence of the Midway River and Interstate 35.

Both are scheduled ca...

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