Granada Avenue Water Main Extension

May 8, 2020 Update

The City Council has awarded the Granada Avenue Water Main Extension Project to A-1 Excavating, Inc. Work is anticipated to begin the week of June 1, 2020. A brochure is being mailed out to provide additional project and contact information as well as to answer some frequently asked questions.

Pop up meetings are being held near the intersection of 71st Street and Granada Avenue on Wednesday, May 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm and Thursday, May 21 from 3 pm to 6 pm Representatives from the City will be available to answer any questions and notarize water service agreements. No appointment is necessary to attend.

For questions about the project, please contact the project hotline at 651-424-0777 or via email. View the brochure (PDF).

October 10, 2019 Update

Project Summary

The Granada Avenue neighborhood is a rural neighborhood containing 36 properties, with homes generally built in the 1980's and 1990's. Currently 10 of these homes exceed the Health Based Values (HBVs) for PFAS and require treatment with a whole house filter.

This past May, the City applied, and was approved, for grant funding through the 3M Settlement Agreement for two water main extension projects in Cottage Grove, one of which being the Granada Avenue neighborhood area. This was part of the Expedited Projects process, which was intended to provide funding for PFAS-related projects as the long-term drinking water supply plan is developed for the East Metro by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

This project will extend City water at no cost through the neighborhood, providing a permanent drinking water solution and allowing GAC filters to be removed from homes.


The project is in the preliminary stages with construction anticipated for Spring 2020. A neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed work, what to expect during construction, and proposed schedule will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 7 pm in the Training Room at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.

Email Notification

Email Granada Avenue Water Main Extension to receive follow-up emails, calls, or share information pertaining to private water services and wells.

  1. Weekly Construction Updates
  2. General Documents
  3. Project Map