MPCA webinar will provide information on new draft permit requirements

by MESERB Communications • December 3, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will hold an interactive webinar via WebEx on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The agency will provide a presentation about the new draft permit requirements starting at 9 a.m. and [...] Read more

EPA seeks comments on water quality trading guidance

by MESERB Communications • November 22, 2019

We were recently made aware that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on its updated Water Quality Trading Guidance. Specifically, EPA is looking for comments on its proposal to expand the implementation of water quality trading and [...] Read more

Regulatory Alert – 2020 Impaired Waters List

by MESERB Communications • November 19, 2019

Last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released the 2020 Impaired Waters list. This is an important regulatory event that could have a significant impact on your wastewater treatment facility. A water body is considered “impaired” if it fails [...] Read more

This week! Join us for MESERB’s fall meeting Nov. 6

by MESERB Communications • November 4, 2019

Our annual Fall Meeting is coming up this Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Little Falls. It will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce, located at 200 First St. NW. This is an important meeting [...] Read more

Governor seeks diverse voices for MPCA advisory committee

by MESERB Communications • October 21, 2019

Several years ago, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizen’s Board was eliminated. In response, then-Governor Dayton created the “Governor’s Committee to Advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.” This committee is comprised of the MPCA commissioner and eight members of [...] Read more

Learn more about MPCA’s proposed fee increase

by MESERB Communications • October 8, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced it will kick off a rulemaking process this fall to amend the existing water fees. As part of this work the agency will consider the fees for municipal and industrial wastewater permits, [...] Read more

Webinar to explore ways to build the water workforce

by MESERB Communications • September 25, 2019

Many MESERB members have raised concerns about their ability to recruit and retain the workforce for their water and wastewater utilities. We want to share with you information about a webinar series titled “Creating the Water Workforce of the Future” [...] Read more

Laying the groundwork for water infrastructure bonding

by MESERB Communications • September 10, 2019

The Public Facilities Authority (PFA), the agency responsible for helping cities pay for water infrastructure, recently released its intended use plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water Fund and the Drinking Water Fund. Last week, Elizabeth Wefel of Flaherty & [...] Read more