News Releases: November 2019

Oronoco, the largest unsewered city in Minnesota, to build wastewater treatment facility Thursday, November 21, 2019

The proposed system would replace individual and community sewage treatment systems, many of which are failing to protect groundwater, do not meet setback requirements, and/or have exceeded their life expectancy.

More than 580 waters added to the state's impaired waters list Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The MPCA added 581 new waterbodies with 728 new impairments to the state’s impaired waters list — bodies of water that do not meet water quality standards.

Water quality in the Lake of the Woods Watershed is generally good and needs protection Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Seven of the 22 stream segments studied showed low oxygen levels or excess sediment, which are conditions detrimental to fish and aquatic insects, and the west branch of the Warroad River exceeded water quality standards for E. coli bacteria.

Olmsted County plans to expand landfill capacity Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The 160-acre facility includes disposal areas for construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste, and ash produced from the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility and Mayo Clinic medical waste incinerator.

MPCA proposes new chloride requirements for managing stormwater Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The MPCA requests public comment on proposed modifications of the municipal stormwater general permit.

Water Gremlin failed to prevent hazardous waste contamination Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The new requirements were ordered after an MPCA investigation determined that Water Gremlin failed to comply with hazardous waste regulations that minimize the possibility of a release of hazardous waste at its White Bear Township facility.

MPCA begins designing remedies for three contaminated sites in the Duluth harbor Tuesday, November 5, 2019

After evaluating options and gathering public input, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has selected remedies for three contaminated sites on the Duluth waterfront. Engineers will now begin designing the projects.