News Releases: December 2016

MPCA seeks comments on proposed expansion of Jordan’s sanitary sewer system Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The sewer interceptor line will have a 13.1 million gallons a day capacity, which accounts for both current and future needs.

MPCA responds to concerns about proposed hog farm near Zumbrota Monday, December 19, 2016

Following public comments and before a public meeting Dec. 12 in Zumbrota, MPCA staff revised the EAW for a proposed large hog farm.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed dairy in Wilkin County Monday, December 19, 2016

Up to 8,674 Jersey milk cows and 1,180 heifers would be housed in a cross-ventilated, free-stall barn.

MPCA to host public meetings Jan. 12 and 26, for Mississippi Headwaters water quality projects Friday, December 16, 2016

The meetings are scheduled for Jan. 12 in Bemidji and Jan. 26 in Cohasset.

10 smart salting tips that protect Minnesota waters Monday, December 12, 2016

It is estimated that we toss more than 350,000 tons of salt on the metro area roads annually.

Comments sought on draft report about water pollution in Lake Winona Thursday, December 8, 2016

A public meeting will be held to discuss the report Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Douglas County Public Works building at 526 Willow Drive in Alexandria.

MPCA seeks comments on water quality improvement report for three Osakis-area lakes Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The report identifies agricultural runoff as the main source of phosphorus loading to these lakes.

MPCA seeks comments on ash processing facility in Goodhue County Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The facility would process ash from Xcel Energy’s generating plant and ash landfill for the purpose of recovering metals.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed dairy in Chippewa County Monday, December 5, 2016

Up to 8,674 Jersey milk cows and 1,180 heifers will be housed in a cross-ventilated, free-stall barn with the manure and waste water collected and stored in earthen basins with impermeable covers.