Save the Date – MESERB Annual Meeting
MESERB Annual Meeting will be held on June 4-5, 2020 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd.
Based on the response we got at the Fall Meeting back in November, we have decided to make this year’s Annual Meeting a [...] Read more
MPCA proposes fee increases
In a much-anticipated move, this week the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) unveiled its concepts for increasing water fees. The MPCA has been signaling this move for several years. It put out an original draft for comment more than [...] Read more
Project priority list now open – Get your water project on it
If your city is planning a public wastewater, stormwater or drinking water construction project to start in the next few years, you will likely seek funding from the Public Facilities Authority (PFA). Be sure to take the first step to [...] Read more
MPCA to hold stakeholder meetings on amending water quality fee rules
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will publish a second request for comments on possible amendments to rules governing water quality fees in the State Register on Jan. 27. These possible amendments will affect fees for municipal and industrial wastewater [...] Read more
Hearing on Red River nutrient targets to be held Jan. 16; comment period ends Feb. 28
The International Red River Board is proposing total phosphorus and (targets to the International Joint Commission (IJC). The IJC oversees the management of the boundary waters between the United States and Canada. These proposals are unprecedented—especially in terms of total [...] Read more
EPA to host webinar on integrated planning
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an upcoming webinar, “The Straight Scoop on Integrated Planning“, on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST (noon to 1 p.m. CST). The webinar will highlight the 2019 Water Infrastructure [...] Read more
REMINDER – Impaired Waters List comments due Jan. 14!
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released the 2020 Impaired Waters list, which could have a significant impact on your wastewater treatment facility.
This year, 528 new water bodies and 728 impairments were added to the list. We [...] Read more
MPCA seeks input on stormwater climate resiliency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is considering development of a climate resiliency program focusing on specific infrastructure challenges related to climate change. To gather background information concerning the types of projects and practices which organizations view as necessary to [...] Read more