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MPCA recognizes wastewater facilities for operational excellence

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recognized 334 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities--including several in the Brainerd area--for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from October 2017 through September 2018.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recognized 334 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities-including several in the Brainerd area-for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from October 2017 through September 2018.

The MPCA's Deputy Commissioner Peter Tester presented the certificates and praised award recipients for their persistent work and dedication to protecting water quality.

To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were required to submit all reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring, operations, and maintenance, and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.

The awards were presented at the recent 82nd Annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park.

In Minnesota, there are about 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Community, institution, or treatment plant size was not a factor in awarding the certificates.

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The following area wastewater treatment facilities were recognized:

Crow Wing County: Brainerd International Raceway & Resorts, Breezy Point, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Wilderness Point Resort.

Cass County: Cass Lake, Hackensack, Lake Shore, Longville, Pillager, Pine River Area Sanitary District, Remer and Walker.

Morrison County: Camp Ripley, Camp Shamineau, Motley, Sobieski, Swanville and Upsala.

Aitkin County: Aitkin, McGregor, Palisade and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sandy Lake.

Related Topics: WATER QUALITY
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