Gov. Walz Visits Construction Site of Robbinsdale’s Water Treatment Plant
Governor Tim Walz visited the construction site of Robbinsdale’s future water treatment plant to highlight bonding projects.
“We’re highlighting the projects that got funded, and then we’re going to communities with similar projects that need to be funded so we know what’s coming next,” said Gov. Tim Walz.
The Governor walked through the construction site for the centralized water treatment plant, which will provide more efficient water production and softer water for the city of Robbinsdale and North Memorial Health Hospital.
“This project will mean the residents of Robbinsdale will no longer have to use a water softener. I have many friends who live in Robbinsdale and have to deal with water softeners. This means they no longer will,” said Rep. Mike Freiberg, (DFL-45B). “This project is so important and there’s so many others like it throughout Minnesota. Small cities like Robbinsdale aren’t always able to afford large projects like this on their own.”
Mayor Bill Blonigan calls the project a win.
“The Robbinsdale water buyers are the ones who are going to eventually pay for this project,” said Blonigan. “We get 35-40 million dollars at 1 percent interest because the state of Minnesota is helping us out.”
Blonigan and the governor also highlighted some of the environmentally-responsible features of the facility, like future solar panels.
The project is expected to be finished late next year. You can keep up with the latest on the project here.