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

Join us for MESERB’s Fall Meeting on Nov. 6

by MESERB Communications • September 9, 2019

Our annual Fall Meeting is coming up on 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

Mark your calendars for the MESERB Fall Meeting!

by MESERB Communications • August 30, 2019

The time has come to plan for MESERB’s annual Fall Meeting. This year, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Little Falls. We will send out invitations and a formalized agenda very soon (we are in [...] Read more

Upcoming events for wastewater operator training

by MESERB Communications • August 12, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) offers a basic- to intermediate-level course geared toward the proper operation and maintenance of biological municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Upcoming classes include:

  • Aug. 13-15: A Wastewater Treatment Basic Class at the Holiday Inn and
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Draft Lake Pepin TMDL Report potentially impacts several MESERB members

by MESERB Communications • August 7, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released the draft Lake Pepin TMDL Report for informal public comment, which is focused on reducing phosphorus levels that reach Lake Pepin. Many MESERB members may have Lake Pepin-based phosphorus limits in your [...] Read more

Public Notice: TMDL and WRAPS Reports

by MESERB Communications • July 23, 2019

A number of draft TMDL and WRAPS reports have been listed for public comments in recent days. The following draft reports have been issued for the listed watersheds, followed by the MESERB member cities we believe may be impacted by [...] Read more

Conversations to focus on local successes, challenges related to drinking water protection

by MESERB Communications • July 11, 2019

City officials are invited to participate in upcoming conversations about drinking water protection. The conversations are being convened by Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit that helps develop partnerships and collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental issues, through funding from the Minnesota [...] Read more

PSIG application period now open

by MESERB Communications • July 2, 2019

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is accepting applications for the Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) program beginning July 1 through July 31, 2019. Communities with eligible wastewater or drinking water projects that will be ready for construction by summer [...] Read more