News Releases: April 2021

MPCA releases environmental review of proposed sewer line in Cottage Grove to support future development Friday, April 30, 2021

The MPCA has released its environmental assessment for a proposed sewer line to connect the City of Cottage Grove’s south district with its main wastewater treatment facility.

MPCA, southeastern Minnesota leaders appeal for investment to help communities prepare for extreme weather Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The MPCA commissioner, area lawmakers, local mayors, and community advocates made a public appeal to the Legislature to pass a $2.9 million funding proposal that would help communities prepare for extreme rain events and other climate change impacts

Phosphorus remains the main cause of poor water quality within Lake Winona Tuesday, April 27, 2021

An updated water quality report on Lake Winona is now open for public comment

MPCA grant funding helps prevent wasted food, lower greenhouse gases Thursday, April 22, 2021

The MPCA will distribute $1 million in “Prevention of Wasted Foods” grants to organizations that are redirecting food that would have been wasted to Minnesotans in need.

MPCA recognizes critical work of 292 wastewater facilities across Minnesota for operational excellence Friday, April 16, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recognizing 292 wastewater treatment plants across Minnesota for outstanding permit compliance.

Marsh River Watershed reports highlight water quality issues; show where corrective actions might have greatest impact Monday, April 12, 2021

New draft reports released by the MPCA recommend widespread implementation of best management practices in the Marsh River Watershed to restore polluted bodies of water and protect healthy ones.

Jordan Sands pays $20,000 for wastewater violations in North Mankato Thursday, April 1, 2021

Jordan Sands, a sand mining and processing company based in North Mankato, has paid a $20,000 civil penalty to the MPCA for wastewater violations.