General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 952-241-2538
Emergencies: Dial 911
7701 County Road 110W

Public Works & Utilities

Minnetrista's Public Works Department strives to continually maintain and improve Minnetrista's streets, roads, parks, natural resources, water and sewer services.  The Public Works Department is responsible for the City's infrastructure which includes:

  • 20 lift stations
  • 38 miles of sewer pipe (approx.)
  • Two flow stations
  • Three water towers
  • Seven wells with 28.33 miles of water pipe
  • Play equipment in 9 of 14 city owned parks
  • Two boat ramps
  • One fishing pier
  • 19 miles of gravel (approx.)
  • 52 miles of paved roads (approx.)
  • 90 miles of ditches
  • All city-owned vehicles, equipment and facilities
General Public Works inquiriesPhone:
Gary Peters, Director of Public WorksPhone: 952-241-2532Email:
Mike Pawelk, Water OperationsPhone: 952-446-1312Email:

Meet Gary Peters

Gary Peters was appointed as the Public Works Superintendent in May 2012. Before becoming Public Works Superintendent, Gary worked at the City of Chanhassen (1987-1998) as the Public Works Heavy Equipment Operator, Operations Manager (1998-2006,) and at the City of Eden Prairie at a Street Department Lead. Peters has a Bachelors degree in engineering from St. Cloud State University. Peters and his family currently reside in Waconia. 

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Natural Resources


  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Noise Regulations: Chapter 10 Section 1005.03 of the City Code states that operation of earth moving or related construction equipment for which a building permit, grading permit or other City approval is required shall be restricted to the hours or 7:00 am through 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am through 6:00 pm on Saturday. No such equipment shall be operated on Sunday or the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day unless approved by the City Council.