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TKDA welcomes Ben Meemken, PE

For immediate release
April 23, 2021
TKDA welcomes Ben Meemken, PE
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Environmental engineer Ben Meemken, PE, has joined TKDA’s water and wastewater group in the firm’s Municipal, Utility and Planning Division.
He has a decade of experience in the planning, design and construction of potable water supply systems; wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment systems; and dewatering, dredging and remediation projects.
Meemken served as project engineer for the city of Blaine’s Northeast Wellfield Construction project. He provided construction observation and administration during the installation of four new municipal wells. He also designed well rehabilitation, piping and metering upgrades for several wellhouse improvement projects. For the city of Victoria, Minnesota, he designed a 450-foot-deep screened quaternary water supply well and led the team through bidding, construction and the well startup process.
He has been a part of several wastewater treatment engineering projects for Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) in Saint Paul. Meemken designed a project to replace the primary settling tank chain and flight collectors at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant. He built a hydraulic model of MCES’ Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant using hydraulics software for future facility planning. He was also project engineer on a capacity analysis of the 4,000-foot-long Riverview Siphon, which serves Saint Paul and West St. Paul.
As the engineering project manager, Meemken led a multidisciplinary team through the modeling and final design of the Minnesota DNR’s Grassy Point/Kingsbury Bay Restoration project in Duluth, which involved the dredging of non-native sediment and legacy wood waste to restore 240 acres of coastal marsh habitat.
Meemken holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
“We are extremely pleased to have Ben join our group,” said Dan Nesler, PE, water/wastewater group manager. “He has the skill set and experience to add to the success of our team.”
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