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Update: MPCA now receiving reports, submittals electronically

by MESERB Communications • February 25, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now receiving most reports and submittals electronically from wastewater treatment facilities with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES)/State Disposal System (SDS) permits. These permits require certain reports and water quality (WQ) submittals

The majority [...] Read more

Minnesota needs you (to serve on a commission or board)!

by MESERB Communications • February 12, 2019

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan recently highlighted the open seats on state boards and councils. Greater Minnesota needs representation on these councils, so we encourage you to review the list and see if any are a fit [...] Read more

Legislature considers fix on PFA funding

by MESERB Communications • February 4, 2019

Last fall, a group of nine environmental organizations filed a lawsuit last fall challenging the sale of $98 million in appropriation bonds authorized in the 2018 bonding bill, effectively stopping the sale of those bonds. Included the $98 million in [...] Read more

Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice releases final report

by MESERB Communications • January 14, 2019

Earlier this month, the Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice released its final report of recommendations on maintaining and protecting Minnesota’s wild rice plants and waters. The final report lists a host of recommendations for preservation of wild rice, as [...] Read more

Funding recommendations include projects in several MESERB member cities

by MESERB Communications • January 2, 2019

In December, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) voted to recommend 68 projects for funding to the 2019 Minnesota Legislature, including several projects in MESERB member cities:

  • Fairmont: $175,000 to build experimental treatment system to reduce nitrates in its
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MPCA to host industrial stormwater compliance webinar Jan. 9

by MESERB Communications • December 17, 2018

Want to know how other facilities successfully comply with industrial stormwater permit requirements? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting a webinar that will highlight the importance of regulatory interactions and how best management practices can be changed to improve [...] Read more

Planning a water infrastructure project? Don’t forget to respond to PFA

by MESERB Communications • November 30, 2018

The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is gathering information for a legislatively required report on estimated grant funding needs for the Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) and Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) Program. To be eligible for those programs, projects must be [...] Read more

Professor presents new approach to managing nutrients in wastewater

by MESERB Communications • November 29, 2018

On Tuesday, MESERB attorneys Elizabeth Wefel and Gretel Lee attended a lecture on wastewater management by Dr. Jeremy Guest, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. In his lecture, titled “Returning Nutrients to Agriculture: The Role of Cities in a [...] Read more