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2020 Salt Symposium to be live-streamed Aug. 4-5

by MESERB Communications • July 27, 2020

Fortin Consulting is hosting a two-day live-streamed event covering all sources of chloride pollution on Aug. 4 and 5.

According to host Fortin, “Salt Symposium shapes the chloride conversation, presenting developments in salt use optimization for people and the [...] Read more

MESERB weighs in on proposed environmental regulations

by MESERB Communications • June 29, 2020

Earlier this month, MESERB submitted formal comments on the site specific standard for specific conductance on the Rock River. The standard arose in response to problems some MESERB member cities, including Luverne, have faced due to outdated limits for salty [...] Read more

Reminder: MESERB Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Legislative Update webinar to be held June 18

by MESERB Communications • June 15, 2020

MESERB will be hosting a virtual Legal, Regulatory and Legislative Update from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. this Thursday, June 18 via Zoom. If you have not already done so, please register for the meeting at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IVjbA0HHQfiQPnfdlJSgLA.

Once you register, a [...] Read more

Join us June 5 for MESERB’s annual business meeting

by MESERB Communications • May 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our previously scheduled in-person annual meeting will now be held via Zoom. This virtual business meeting will allow MESERB members to efficiently conduct essential business. Register to attend using the link below, and you will [...] Read more

MESERB news release: Municipal wastewater facilities aid in COVID-19 research initiative

by MESERB Communications • May 11, 2020

For immediate release
Contact: Julie Liew

ST. PAUL— The Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB), a municipal joint powers organization with more than 50 member cities, sanitary districts and public utilities commissions that own and operate wastewater treatment [...] Read more

Upcoming MESERB events to be held online

by MESERB Communications • May 6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to switch our planned in-person summer events to a virtual format using Zoom. Our previously scheduled two-day in-person annual meeting will now be condensed to a 90 minute virtual meeting on June [...] Read more

UMD seeks facilities to participate in COVID-19 wastewater study

by MESERB Communications • April 17, 2020

The University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School is launching a study to track the prevalence of COVID-19 by monitoring at wastewater facilities across the state. Recent studies in the Netherlands have shown that COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater. To [...] Read more

MPCA offers smart salting certification online

by MESERB Communications • April 7, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) smart salting certification trainings are now being offered online. The trainings are federally funded, and must be conducted in the next six months. Continuity of operations through May [...] Read more