Apply to host a GreenCorps member

by MESERB Communications • March 8, 2021

Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The program places members with organizations throughout the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues while gaining experience and learning valuable [...] Read more

MPCA unveils ‘PFAS Blueprint’

by MESERB Communications • February 25, 2021

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner Laura Bishop, along with state legislators, state agency leaders and community advocates, recently shared Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint – a statewide strategy to prevent, manage and clean up PFAS contamination.

State agencies have developed a [...] Read more

MESERB members encouraged to submit comments on Class 3 & 4 rulemaking

by MESERB Communications • February 16, 2021

For several years, MESERB has been actively advocating for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to update its woefully outdated Class 3 & 4 water quality standards. The current standards are based on outdated science and have resulted in permit limits [...] Read more

Apply for water infrastructure funding

by MESERB Communications • February 8, 2021

The first step a city needs to take to become eligible for state funding for water or wastewater infrastructure is to apply to get its proposed project on one of two state infrastructure project priority lists, either the Project Priority [...] Read more

MPCA offers free certification training on smart salting for parking lots & sidewalks

by MESERB Communications • January 27, 2021

Information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

The Minnesota MS4 General Permit was reissued on Nov. 16, 2020, which includes new requirements for reducing chloride pollution. Some notable requirements include:

  • Public outreach and education about the environmental impacts posed by
[...] Read more

Upcoming phrase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout may include wastewater operators

by MESERB Communications • January 11, 2021

Information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

Minnesota is currently vaccinating frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities against COVID-19 (known as phase 1a of the vaccine rollout) and anticipates that phase of vaccinations to take through [...] Read more

PFA collecting project information for 2021 funding needs report

by MESERB Communications • December 28, 2020

From the Public Facilities Authority:

By February 1 each year the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) submits a report to the Minnesota Legislature on estimated funding needs under the Water Infrastructure Funding (WIF) and Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) programs [...] Read more

Annual biosolids reports due to MPCA and EPA

by MESERB Communications • December 21, 2020

Municipal facilities with a design flow rate equal to or greater than 1 million gallons per day, those that serve 10,000 people or more, and other facilities required to report (also known as “Class I sludge management facilities”) need to [...] Read more