LaRoche’s Inc., a septic system maintenance business in rural Faribault, has agreed to comply with state rules designed to protect public health and the environment from untreated sewage after a state inspection found several violations.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting volunteers to help track water quality changes in lakes and streams across the state.
Though it seems this harsh winter will never end, the big spring thaw has arrived across much of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is asking citizens to document one of the most important indicators of spring for our state – the date on which ice disappears from a lake, or lake ice-off.
As winter gives way to spring, rapid snow melt and the potential for flooding pose challenges for farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland. Farmers who spread solid manure during winter must ensure that it doesn’t run off the field, with snowmelt flowing to ditches, streams and other waters.
In addition to paying a $32,000 penalty, the company has agreed to develop a system to capture and reuse wastewater and stormwater at another one of its facilities.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) published in the Dec. 23, 2014 “Minnesota State Register” their proposal to delete one Minneapolis site – the Bassett Creek/Irving Avenue Dump site ‒ from the State of Minnesota Permanent List of Priorities (PLP), Minnesota’s list of state Superfund sites.