The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently recognized 334 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from October 2017 through September 2018. In Minnesota, there are about 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
The MPCA’s Deputy Commissioner Peter Tester presented the certificates and praised award recipients for their persistent work and dedication to protecting water quality at the 82nd Annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park. The annual conference brings together wastewater operators from Minnesota for training and professional education.
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.
A complete list of winners is available on the MPCA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations Award webpage.