Since 2000, Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities have decreased the amount of phosphorus discharged to surface waters by 71%, thanks to a strategy to address phosphorus limits in permits.
Burandt Lake southwest of the metro is plagued by high levels of phosphorus that cause algae blooms. Thanks to a joint effort by state agencies and local partners, the lake is on the mend.
Spending the first nice days of spring scrubbing a winter’s worth of accumulated filth from your yard, automobile and just about everything else? Here are four tips for keeping your cleaning from polluting our lakes and streams.
No matter who you are or where you live, there are many ways you can help. Just start by doing one thing for our water.
Toaster doesn't work anymore? The handle broke off your rake? Here are some tips for learning how to fix your broken items.
Wayne’s Auto Body (Hastings) took a big step toward being more environmentally friendly, with big changes in its operations in order to reduce the amount of VOCs it produces.
"Flushable" wipes are creating big headaches for community wastewater treatment plants across Minnesota. Find out how you can help.
Officials released another chilling video of a suspected wipesquatch, also known as a Clog, at a wastewater treatment plant in central Minnesota.
Although many brands of disposable wipes are labeled "flushable," don't flush them! Find out why.
Air monitors operated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have recorded violations of the state standard for particles in an industrial area of North Minneapolis since 2014. A newly released analysis of 2015 data shows heavy metals in the area also are at levels of concern.
Dr. Judy Crane has turned a complex area of sediment science into a career that transcends time and national borders. Meet the woman behind the mud.
The MPCA seeks to ban “flushable” on labels of disposable wipes to ease costly problems in Minnesota wastewater systems.
New river nutrient water quality standards target phosphorus levels to prevent algal blooms that harm fish and other aquatic life.
Money generated by the Legacy Amendment is helping reduce algae-causing phosphorus in Minnesota waters via grants to improve wastewater treatment.