Sanitary Sewer System Maintenance

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The City of Maple Grove has more than 300 miles of sanitary sewer pipe in its wastewater collection system serving over 22,000 homes and businesses.  The importance of maintaining this system in a safe efficient operating condition cannot be understated.

City staff proactively manages its sewer system through an annual preventative maintenance program that not only identifies and rehabilitates older sewer infrastructure before it can fail but also improves the efficiency of the sewer system by minimizing the amount of groundwater infiltrating into the system.

Through the use of trenchless technology, the rehabilitation work can be completed without digging up the streets.  This approach provides for installation of a continuous, cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), liner inside of a pipe segment from manhole to manhole without the need for costly excavation and surface restoration.  Service life can be extended upwards of 50 years by using this type of rehabilitation procedure.

This approach reduces risk of failure, extends service life, minimizes extraneous flow impacts, and reduces surface disturbances and construction traffic impacts.

You can track this program at the City’s website.

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Underwater Egg Hunt

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It’s that time of year where all of us Minnesotans are itching to hop on the next plane, head out to a tropical destination, and hit the beach. We aren’t promising you a free flight to the Bahamas or an all-expenses paid trip on a tropical cruise line, but what we can help you with is supplying your child with a little escape to beat the cold. Join the Maple Grove Parks & Rec team on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30am-11:30am at the Maple Grove Community Center Pool for our first ever Underwater Egg Hunt! This is a FREE event for children 12 and under. We will be breaking kids up and releasing them into the pool based on age brackets and allowing them to swim and dive for eggs scattered on top of and below the water. Each participant will receive a little goodie bag before they head home. There will also be an opportunity for your child to meet with and take a photo op with the Cowabunga Bunny and participate in activities as they wait for their turn to HOP into the pool! Select your child’s age group below to register online:

We are getting so excited to have you all here and participate in this fun filled EGG-STRAVAGANZA! See you there!

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Come Skate with Santa!

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It may be busy at the North Pole, but Santa and his helpers are making a special stop in Maple Grove! Join them for a fun evening of skating, holiday music and lighting of Central Park with the Rotary on Saturday, December 14, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event is free. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to CROSS and receive a free hot chocolate courtesy of Maple Grove Hy-Vee. Skate rentals are available for $6 a pair. Don’t forget a camera for fun photos with Santa!

Schedule of Events:

4:30pm – Maple Grove Crimson Harmony Choir Performance

4:45pm – Delegates Speaking

5:00pm – Lighting of Central Park by the Rotary and Santa Arrives

5:00-8:00pm – Visit with Santa and Skate the Loop

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Residential Winter Snow Removal Tips

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In Minnesota’s winter months, snow and ice can prove to be anything from a nuisance to a hazard. Between snowstorms and freezing temperatures, we often seek relief from salt to make driveways and sidewalks more accessible. It’s important to keep in mind that salt doesn’t disappear when the snow and ice eventually melts. Instead, salt washes into our local lakes and rivers and eventually seeps into our drinking water supply disturbing the environmental balance.

You can be prepared for everything winter throws your way by following these simple tips to limit salt use:

  1. Set a schedule. During larger snow events, try to shovel every one to two hours depending on how long the snow event is expected to last. Not only will it lighten your load, but this will also help to prevent ice from forming under the snow.
  2. No Shovel? No Problem. If your snow blower is out of commission or if you don’t have a shovel handy, try placing a plastic tarp over walkways, sidewalks, or even your vehicle. When the flurries stop, remove the tarp to reveal a clear path.
  3. Use a Leaf Blower. Leaf blowers are perfect for removing light, fluffy snow. Just point and blow the snow away.
  4. Build traction. Use sand or even birdseed for traction. Although the grains won’t melt the snow or ice, they may provide a better grip on icy surfaces. Kitty litter and ashes are another option but can be messy when the snow begins to melt.
  5. Use salt sparingly. One heaping coffee mug of salt is enough to cover 250 feet or roughly two parking spaces.

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Concert On The Lawn

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Music lovers are counting the days until Maple Grove’s first-ever live music festival at Central Park. Concert on The Lawn, September 14, 2019, will feature four bands on one stage. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with music starting at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at maplegrovemn.gov/event/thelawn General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. Patrons are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the afternoon and evening in Central Park. Seated VIP tickets are also available.

The lineup:

Festival openers are Kat Perkins, who has performed extensively in the Twin Cities and on NBC’s The Voice, plus high-octane rock ‘n’ rollers The 4onthefloor, playing bass drum-driven rock and blues.

New Power Generation features the music of Prince with special guest B. Slade. Gear Daddies will headline the concert with their Minnesota-influence brand of Americana/rock music.

The event welcomes music fans of all ages. Multiple food trucks will be on site and beer will be served at several stations throughout the park. For more information about parking, free shuttle service, and the schedule of musicians, please visit the event website.

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