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Sulfate and municipal wastewater: Study confirms lack of affordable technology

by MESERB Communications • August 13, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently circulated a two-page summary of the Bolton & Menk study analyzing alternatives for sulfate in Municipal Wastewater treatment. The study acknowledges the challenge of removing sulfate.  Reverse osmosis is the only method [...] Read more

BWSR accepting applications for clean water grants

by MESERB Communications • August 10, 2018

Minnesota’s Board of Water and Soil Resources has announced the availability of 2019 Clean Water Fund Competitive Grants and Loans. Grants that cities with state-approved local water management plans can apply for include the Projects & Practices program that has [...] Read more

MPCA completes 52 enforcement cases in second quarter of 2018

by MESERB Communications • August 2, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed 52 enforcement cases in the second quarter of 2018. resulting in penalties of just over $366,000. There are 42 ongoing cases, 19 of which were introduced last quarter. Read more on the MPCA website [...] Read more

Application period for water infrastructure grants now open

by MESERB Communications • July 2, 2018

The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) recently announced that it will accept applications for the Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) Program from July 1 through July 31. The PSIG program provides 80 percent matching grants of up to $7 million to [...] Read more

Join us for our annual meeting on June 28!

by MESERB Communications • June 15, 2018

All MESERB members are encouraged to attend our annual meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018  at the Willmar Fire Hall (512 2nd St. SW, Willmar, MN 56201) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, please fill out this form[...] Read more

Apply to serve on Governor’s Wild Rice Taskforce

by MESERB Communications • June 5, 2018

On May 30, Gov. Dayton issued Executive Order 18-08 to establish the Governor’s Wild Rice Task Force to review the scientific literature concerning wild rice and sulfates, recommend a list of wild rice waters, and produce a report including recommendations [...] Read more

Governor Dayton takes action on bonding, wild rice sulfate bills

by MESERB Communications • June 1, 2018

Governor Dayton took action on legislation impacting MESERB members this week: the bonding bill and the wild rice sulfate bill. 

BONDING BILLFirst, the good news. Governor Dayton signed the bonding bill on Wednesday. This bill includes $133 million [...] Read more

Minnesota Legislative Update

by MESERB Communications • May 22, 2018

The Minnesota legislative session, which adjourned May 22, included the passage of several bills related to municipal water and wastewater systems. However, the final fate of many of the bills remains up in the air as they await the Governor’s [...] Read more