MPCA proposes fee increases

by MESERB Communications • February 21, 2020

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

by MESERB Communications • February 10, 2020

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

by MESERB Communications • January 24, 2020

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

by MESERB Communications • January 14, 2020

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

by MESERB Communications • January 14, 2020

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!

by MESERB Communications • January 2, 2020

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

by MESERB Communications • December 27, 2019

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

Apply to serve on one of the Governor’s advisory councils

by MESERB Communications • December 10, 2019

The Governor’s Advisory Council to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Climate Change are both currently accepting applications for membership. The councils are seeking a wide range of applicants, and we encourage our members [...] Read more