Smart salting training available June 8

by MESERB Communications • June 3, 2021

MPCA Smart Salting Property Management Training
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration required HERE

It is possible to reduce salt use while still maintaining a high level of safety and service! This training offers [...] Read more

Legislative update

by MESERB Communications • May 28, 2021

The Legislature adjourned May 17, as required by the Minnesota Constitution, without passing any of its budget bills. That day, the Governor, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman announced that they had reached a “global agreement” [...] Read more

U.S. Treasury releases guidance on use of COVID-19 relief funds for water/sewer infrastructure

by MESERB Communications • May 19, 2021

From the National Association on Clean Water Agencies (NACWA):

On May 10, the U.S. Treasury released initial guidance for the COVID-19 relief funds for state and local governments on May 10. The fund is a $350 billion pot of funding [...] Read more

EPA seeks to add sulfate-impaired waters to impairment list

by MESERB Communications • May 5, 2021

Every three years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submits a list of impaired waters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A waterbody is considered impaired if a pollutant is found in the water at a level that exceeds [...] Read more

Save the date for the MESERB annual meeting!

by MESERB Communications • April 30, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the MESERB Executive Committee has decided to make this year’s Annual Meeting a virtual event. Similar to last year, we will hold different portions of the meeting on two different days. The Business Meeting will [...] Read more

MPCA announces impaired waters list partially approved/disapproved by EPA

by MESERB Communications • April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced last week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has partially approved and partially disapproved the Minnesota’s 2020 Clean Water Act 303(d) Impaired Waters List:

On March 26, 2021, EPA partially approved and [...] Read more

2021 wastewater training calendar now available

by MESERB Communications • March 23, 2021

The wastewater training calendar for the first half of 2021 is available on the Wastewater Operators Training and Certification webpage. The 2021 training calendar is announcing only the first six months of the year in order to stay flexible and [...] Read more

Regulatory alert: Triennial Standards Review and Class 3 & 4 waters rulemaking recap

by MESERB Communications • March 18, 2021

The past few months have been very active for rulemakings. First and foremost, the Class 3 & 4 water quality standards are currently under review by Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman. MESERB, as well as a number of our member [...] Read more