Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations Award

Annual recognition for operators of wastewater treatment plants in MinnesotaEach year, MPCA recognizes Minnesota wastewater treatment facility operators that maintain a perfect record of permit compliance.

To be eligible, facilities must submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or surveys and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations. 

Awards are typically presented at the annual Wastewater Operations Conference.


Award winners

Recognition for review year October 2018 through September 2019. This year 309 facilities have earned recognition.

Facility City County
7-Clans Casino WWTP (MN0063452) Thief River Falls Pennington
Adams WWTP (MN0021261) Adams Mower
ADM Corn Processing - Marshall (MN0057037) Marshall Lyon
Ag Processing Inc (MN0040134) Dawson Lac qui Parle
Aggregate Industries Inc - Larson (MN0030473) Saint Paul Park Washington
Aggregate Industries Inc - Nelson Plant (MN0001309) Cottage Grove Washington
Aitkin Agri-Peat Inc - Floodwood Operation (MN0057428) Floodwood St. Louis
Aitkin WWTP (MN0020095) Aitkin Aitkin
Akeley WWTP (MN0052345) Akeley Hubbard
Albany WWTP (MN0020575) Albany Stearns
Albert Lea WWTP (MN0041092) Albert Lea Freeborn
Alberta WWTP (MNG580002) Alberta Stevens
Albertville WWTP (MN0050954) Albertville Wright
Alexandria Lakes Area Sanitary District (MN0040738) Alexandria Douglas
Alliance Pipeline - Olivia 23-A (MN0064068) Bird Island Renville
Altona Hutterian Brethren WWTP (MN0067610) Henderson Sibley
Altura WWTP (MN0021831) Altura Winona
Alvarado WWTP (MNG585171) Alvarado Marshall
American Peat Technology LLC (MN0057533) Aitkin Aitkin
Ashby WWTP (MNG580087) Ashby Grant
Avon WWTP (MN0047325) Avon Stearns
Babbitt WWTP (MN0020656) Babbitt St. Louis
Bagley WWTP (MN0022691) Bagley Clearwater
Barrett WWTP (MNG580173) Barrett Grant
Beardsley WWTP (MN0040703) Beardsley Big Stone
Beaver Creek WWTP (MNG580055) Beaver Creek Rock
Becker WWTP (MN0025666) Becker Sherburne
Bemidji WWTP (MN0022462) Bemidji Beltrami
Bertha WWTP (MN0022799) Bertha Todd
Big Lake WWTP (MN0041076) Big Lake Sherburne
Big Stone Hutterite Colony (MNG580168) Graceville Big Stone
Birchwood Terrace Mobile Home Park (MN0064670) Wyoming Chisago
Blue Earth WWTP (MN0020532) Blue Earth Faribault
Blue Waters Leisure Park (MN0050091) Lindstrom Chisago
BNSF Railway Co - Willmar (MN0000779) Willmar Kandiyohi
Boise Paper LLC (MN0001643) International Falls Koochiching
Bongard's Creameries Inc (MN0002135) Norwood Young America Carver
Boomerang Laboratories Inc (MN0066508) Spring Park Hennepin
Braham WWTP (MN0022870) Braham Isanti
Brainerd International Raceway & Resorts (MN0066427) Brainerd Crow Wing
Breezy Point WWTP (MN0047457) Breezy Point Crow Wing
Browerville WWTP (MN0022926) Browerville Todd
Brownsdale WWTP (MN0022934) Brownsdale Mower
Butterfield WWTP (MN0022977) Butterfield Watonwan
Byron WWTP (MN0049239) Byron Olmsted
Cambridge WWTP (MN0020362) Cambridge Isanti
Camp Ripley (MN0025721) Little Falls Morrison
Canton WWTP (MN0023001) Canton Fillmore
Carlos WWTP (MN0023019) Carlos Douglas
Carnelian Hills Community - May Township (MN0063665) Stillwater Washington
Cass Lake WWTP (MN0049981) Cass Lake Cass
Cedar Mills WWTP (MN0066605) Cedar Mills Meeker
CenterPoint Energy - GWTF (MN0063126) Minneapolis Hennepin
CenterPoint Energy - Waterville (MN0063967) Waterville Waseca
Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District WWTP (MN0020117) Chisholm St. Louis
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co LLLP (MN0062898) Benson Swift
Chokio WWTP (MNG580007) Chokio Stevens
CHS Mankato (MN0001228) Mankato Blue Earth
Claremont WWTP (MN0022187) Claremont Dodge
Clear Lake/Clearwater WWTP (MN0047490) Clear Lake Sherburne
Cologne WWTP (MN0023108) Cologne Carver
Comfrey WWTP (MN0021687) Comfrey Brown
Community of Roseland WWTP (MN0070092) Blomkest Kandiyohi
Conger WWTP (MN0068519) Conger Freeborn
Cook WWTP (MNG580179) Cook St. Louis
Country Meadows WWTP (MN0065978) Zimmerman Sherburne
Credit River Township - Monterey H&S Passage (MN0066389) Prior Lake Scott
Cromwell WWTP (MN0051101) Cromwell Carlton
Crosslake WWTP (MN0064882) Crosslake Crow Wing
Currie WWTP (MN0025682) Currie Murray
DaVinci Academy (MN0070998) Ham Lake Anoka
Del Monte Foods Inc - Sleepy Eye Plant 114 (MN0001171) Sleepy Eye Brown
Delhi WWTP (MN0067008) Delhi Redwood
Dexter WWTP (MNG585228) Dexter Mower
Dumont WWTP (MN0064831) Dumont Traverse
Dyno Nobel Inc (MN0060704) Biwabik St. Louis
Eagle View Commons WWTP (MN0063983) Foley Benton
Eden Valley WWTP (MN0023281) Eden Valley Stearns
Elbow Lake WWTP (MNG580082) Elbow Lake Grant
Elk River WWTP (MN0020788) Elk River Sherburne
Elmore WWTP (MNG585110) Elmore Faribault
Emily WWTP (MN0067628) Emily Crow Wing
Emmons WWTP (MN0023311) Emmons Freeborn
Evansville WWTP (MNG585074) Evansville Douglas
Fairmont Foods Inc (MN0001996) Fairmont Martin
Fairmont WWTP (MN0030112) Fairmont Martin
Farms of Lake Elmo WWTP (MN0067954) Lake Elmo Washington
Fergus Falls WWTP (MN0050628) Fergus Falls Otter Tail
Fisher WWTP (MNG580170) Fisher Polk
Flamingo Terrace Mobile Home Park (MN0051144) Ham Lake Anoka
Flensburg WWTP (MNG585016) Flensburg Morrison
Flint Hills Resources LC - Cottage Grove (MN0056472) Cottage Grove Washington
Fosston WWTP (MN0022128) Fosston Polk
Frost WWTP (MNG585120) Frost Faribault
Garfield WWTP (MN0023515) Garfield Douglas
Gaylord WWTP (MNG580204) Gaylord Sibley
Gibbon WWTP (MNG580020) Gibbon Sibley
Gilman WWTP (MNG585021) Gilman Benton
Glacial Lakes SSWD (MN0052752) Spicer Kandiyohi
Glencoe WWTP (MN0022233) Glencoe McLeod
Good Thunder WWTP (MNG580206) Good Thunder Blue Earth
Grand Marais WWTP (MN0020010) Grand Marais Cook
Grand Meadow WWTP (MN0023558) Grand Meadow Mower
Grand Rapids WWTP (MN0022080) Grand Rapids Itasca
Granite Falls WWTP (MN0021211) Granite Falls Chippewa
Great River Energy - Cambridge (MN0068098) Cambridge Isanti
Great River Energy - Lakefield Junction Station (MN0067709) Trimont Martin
Green Plains Fairmont LLC (MN0068063) Fairmont Martin
Greenfield WWTP (MN0063762) Greenfield Hennepin
Hackensack WWTP (MN0053490) Hackensack Cass
Hallmark Terrace WWTP (MN0030368) Rochester Olmsted
Hallock WWTP (MNG580147) Hallock Kittson
Hamburg WWTP (MN0025585) Hamburg Carver
Hammond WWTP (MN0066940) Hammond Wabasha
Hancock WWTP (MNG585299) Hancock Stevens
Harris WWTP (MN0050130) Harris Chisago
Hayward WWTP (MN0041122) Hayward Freeborn
Heartland Hutterian Brethren/Heartland Colonies (MNG580195) Lake Benton Pipestone
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (MN0057525) Minneapolis Hennepin
Heritage at Lutsen (MN0065561) Lutsen Cook
Hewitt WWTP (MNG580024) Hewitt Todd
Hibbing Taconite Co - Tails Basin Area (MN0049760) Hibbing St. Louis
Highwater Ethanol LLC (MN0068586) Lamberton Redwood
Hokah WWTP (MN0021458) Hokah Houston
Houston WWTP (MN0023736) Houston Houston
Hutchinson WWTP (MN0055832) Hutchinson McLeod
International Ingredient Corp (MN0053881) Lake City Wabasha
Isanti WWTP (MN0023795) Isanti Isanti
ISD 363 - Indus School (MN0049263) Birchdale Koochiching
Jackson Meadow WWTP (MN0064106) Marine on Saint Croix Washington
Kasson WWTP (MN0050725) Kasson Dodge
Kellogg WWTP (MNG580027) Kellogg Wabasha
Kenyon WWTP (MN0021628) Kenyon Goodhue
Kimball WWTP (MN0052647) Kimball Stearns
Lafayette WWTP (MN0023876) Lafayette Nicollet
Lake Allie ESSD WWTP (MN0064556) Buffalo Lake Renville
Lake Shore WWTP (MN0059862) Lake Shore Cass
Lake Vermillion Soudan Underground Mine State Park (MN0070700) Soudan St. Louis
Laketown Community WWTP (MN0054399) Chaska Carver
Lamberton WWTP (MNG580100) Lamberton Redwood
Le Center WWTP (MN0023931) Le Center Le Sueur
Lester Prairie WWTP (MN0023957) Lester Prairie McLeod
Lewisville WWTP (MNG585314) Lewisville Watonwan
LG Everist Inc (MN0068764) Ortonville Big Stone
Longville WWTP (MNG580208) Longville Cass
Lonsdale WWTP (MN0031241) Lonsdale Rice
Loretto WWTP (MN0023990) Loretto Hennepin
LSP Cottage Grove Cogeneration Facility (MN0062821) Cottage Grove Washington
Luverne WWTP (MN0020141) Luverne Rock
MAC-Minneapolis/St Paul Intl Airport-GWP (MN0065404) Minneapolis Hennepin
Madison WWTP (MN0051764) Madison Lac ui Parle
Magellan Pipeline Co LP - Marshall (MN0059838) Marshall Lyon
Marble WWTP (MN0020214) Marble Itasca
Marvin Windows and Doors (MN0055026) Warroad Roseau
Mayer WWTP (MN0021202) Mayer Carver
Maynard WWTP (MN0056588) Maynard Chippewa
Mazeppa WWTP (MN0046752) Mazeppa Wabasha
McGregor WWTP (MN0024023) McGregor Aitkin
MCES Rogers (MN0029629) Rogers Hennepin
MDNR Itasca State Park (MN0033758) Park Rapids Hubbard
MDNR Myre Big Island State Park (MN0033740) Albert Lea Freeborn
Meadows of Whisper Creek WWTP (MN0066753) Greenfield Hennepin
Meadowwoods Village WWTP (MN0065781) Elk River Sherburne
Melrose WWTP (MN0020290) Melrose Stearns
Menahga WWTP (MNG580032) Menahga Wadena
Met Council - Blue Lake WWTP (MN0029882) Shakopee Scott
Met Council - East Bethel Water Reuse Plant (MN0069795) East Bethel Anoka
Met Council - Empire WWTP (MN0045845) Farmington Dakota
Met Council - Seneca WWTP (MN0030007) Eagan Dakota
Met Council - St Croix Valley WWTP (MN0029998) Oak Park Heights Washington
Met Council Eagles Point WWTP (MN0029904) Cottage Grove Washington
Met Council Hastings WWTP (MN0029955) Hastings Dakota
Michael Foods Inc - Lake Prairie Farm (MN0064327) Le Sueur Nicollet
Milan WWTP (MNG580141) Milan Chippewa
Millerville WWTP (MN0054305) Millerville Douglas
Miltona WWTP (MN0024155) Miltona Douglas
Minneapolis Water Works - Fridley (MN0003247) Fridley Anoka
Minnesota City WWTP (MN0069817) Minnesota City Winona
MNDOT Straight River Rest Area (MN0049514) Owatonna Steele
Montevideo WWTP (MN0020133) Montevideo Chippewa
Montgomery WWTP (MN0024210) Montgomery Le Sueur
Monticello Nuclear Generating Facility (MN0000868) Monticello Wright
Monticello WWTP (MN0020567) Monticello Wright
Montrose WWTP (MN0024228) Montrose Wright
Moorhead WWTP (MN0049069) Moorhead Clay
Mora WWTP (MN0021156) Mora Kanabec
Morristown WWTP (MN0025895) Morristown Rice
Motley WWTP (MN0024244) Motley Morrison
MRVPUC WWTP (MN0068195) Le Sueur Le Sueur
Nerstrand WWTP (MN0065668) Nerstrand Rice
New Auburn WWTP (MN0041149) New Auburn Sibley
New Pirates Cove WWTP (MN0066109) Sauk Rapids Benton
New Prague WWTP (MN0020150) New Prague Scott
New Richland WWTP (MN0021032) New Richland Waseca
New York Mills WWTP (MN0054330) New York Mills Otter Tail
Nicollet WWTP (MNG580037) Nicollet Nicollet
Nisswa WWTP (MN0059242) Nisswa Crow Wing
Northern Con-Agg LLP - Redwood Falls (MN0059331) Redwood Falls Redwood
Northome WWTP (MNG580185) Northome Koochiching
Northshore Mining Co - Babbitt (MN0046981) Babbitt St. Louis
Norway Beach Sewage Treatment Facility (MN0052701) Cass Lake Cass
Norwood Young America WWTP (MN0024392) Norwood Young America Carver
NuStar - Pipeline Corridor (MN0066141) Moorhead Clay
NuStar - Sauk Centre Terminal (MN0057771) Sauk Centre Stearns
Ogema WWTP (MNT049794) Ogema Becker
Olivia WWTP (MN0020907) Olivia Renville
Onamia WWTP (MNG580050) Onamia Mille Lacs
Orr WWTP (MN0024422) Orr St. Louis
Oslo WWTP (MN0024431) Oslo Marshall
Otsego East WWTP (MN0064190) Otsego Wright
Otter Tail Power Co - Hoot Lake Plant (MN0002011) Fergus Falls Otter Tail
Palisade WWTP (MN0050997) Palisade Aitkin
Parkers Prairie WWTP (MN0024465) Parkers Prairie Otter Tail
Pease WWTP (MNG580167) Pease Mille Lacs
Pequot Lakes WWTP (MN0021661) Pequot Lakes Crow Wing
Perham WWTP (MN0024473) Perham Otter Tail
Pilgrims (MN0047261) Cold Spring Stearns
Pine Island WWTP (MN0024511) Pine Island Goodhue
Pine River Area Sanitary District (MN0046388) Pine River Cass
Plainview Elgin Sanitary District (MN0055361) Plainview Wabasha
POET Biorefining - Bingham Lake (MN0063118) Bingham Lake Cottonwood
Prime Pork LLC (MN0067482) Windom Cottonwood
Princeton WWTP (MN0024538) Princeton Sherburne
Rahr Malting Co (MN0031917) Shakopee Scott
Red Lake Falls WWTP (MNG585161) Red Lake Falls Red Lake
Red Wing WWTP (MN0024571) Red Wing Goodhue
Rice WWTP (MN0056481) Rice Benton
Rich Prairie Sewer Treatment Facility (MNG580211) Pierz Morrison
Richmond WWTP (MN0024597) Richmond Stearns
Rochester WWTP/Water Reclamation Plant (MN0024619) Rochester Olmsted
Rockford WWTP (MN0024627) Rockford Wright
Rollingstone WWTP (MNG580078) Rollingstone Winona
Rothsay WWTP (MNG585064) Rothsay Wilkin
Round Lake WWTP (MNG580198) Round Lake Nobles
Royalton WWTP (MN0020460) Royalton Benton
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge (MN0060585) Deerwood Crow Wing
Saint Clair WWTP (MN0024716) Saint Clair Blue Earth
Saint George District Sewer System (MN0064785) Gibbon Nicollet
Saint James WWTP (MN0024759) Saint James Watonwan
Saint Michael WWTP (MN0020222) Saint Michael Wright
Saint Paul Park Refining Co LLC (MN0000256) Saint Paul Park Washington
Saint Peter city of (MN0022535) Saint Peter Nicollet
Savannah Meadows WWTP (MN0065706) Big Lake Sherburne
Searles WWTP (MNG580080) Searles Brown
Seneca Foods Corp (MN0001279) Montgomery Le Sueur
Seneca Foods Corp - Blue Earth (MN0001287) Blue Earth Faribault
Serpent Lake WWTP (MNG585215) Crosby Crow Wing
Sherburn WWTP (MN0024872) Sherburn Martin
Shetek Area Water & Sewer District WWTP (MN0070947) Murray Township Murray
Shoreham Yard - Cedar Service Site (MN0070297) Minneapolis Hennepin
Shorewood Park Sanitary District (MNG580216) Rush City Chisago
Silver Creek Town WWTP (MN0063908) Two Harbors Lake
Sleepy Eye WWTP (MNG580041) Sleepy Eye Brown
Sno Pac Foods Inc (MN0060542) Caledonia Houston
Sobieski WWTP (MNG585217) Swan River Morrison
South Haven WWTP (MN0064611) South Haven Wright
Springfield WWTP (MN0024953) Springfield Brown
Stewartville WWTP (MN0020681) Stewartville Olmsted
Stockton WWTP (MNG580079) Stockton Winona
Storden WWTP (MNG580106) Storden Cottonwood
Swanville WWTP (MN0020109) Swanville Morrison
Taunton WWTP (MNG580090) Taunton Lyon
Taylors Falls WWTP (MNG580218) Taylors Falls Chisago
Tower/Breitung WWTP (MNG580186) Soudan St. Louis
Truman WWTP (MN0021652) Truman Martin
U of M - Minnesota Library Access Center (MN0063436) Minneapolis Hennepin
United Taconite LLC - Fairlane Plant (MN0052116) Forbes St. Louis
Upsala WWTP (MNG580053) Upsala Morrison
US Air Force Reserve/934th Airlift Wing (MN0052141) Minneapolis Hennepin
US Bank Stadium (MN0071188) Minneapolis Hennepin
US EPA - MED-Duluth (MN0110914) Duluth St. Louis
USCOE Sandy Lake (MN0110035) McGregor Aitkin
Utica WWTP (MN0022055) Utica Winona
Verndale WWTP (MN0025119) Verndale Wadena
Vesta WWTP (MNG580043) Vesta Redwood
Viking WWTP (MN0068209) Viking Marshall
Village Green North Mobile Home Park (MN0052132) Cedar Anoka
Villard WWTP (MN0068144) Villard Pope
Virginia WWTP (MN0030163) Virginia St. Louis
Wadena WWTP (MN0020672) Wadena Wadena
Wahkon WWTP (MN0047066) Wahkon Mille Lacs
Walker WWTP (MN0041157) Walker Morrison
Walmart Supercenter 1757 (MN0060372) Hermantown St. Louis
Wanamingo WWTP (MN0022209) Wanamingo Goodhue
Wanda WWTP (MNG580126) Wanda Redwood
Waseca WWTP (MN0020796) Waseca Waseca
Waterville WWTP (MN0025208) Waterville Le Sueur
Waubun WWTP (MNT022110) Waubun Mahnomen
Waupaca NorthWoods LLC (MN0061549) Meadowlands St. Louis
Wendell WWTP (MN0051501) Wendell Grant
West Concord WWTP (MN0025241) West Concord Dodge
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (MN0049786) Duluth St. Louis
Whistling Valley Development WWTP (MN0066591) Lake Elmo Washington
Whitewater River Regional WWTP (MN0046868) Saint Charles Winona
Williams WWTP (MN0021679) Williams Lake of the Woods
Willmar WWTP (MN0025259) Willmar Kandiyohi
Windom WWTP (MN0022217) Windom Cottonwood
Windsor Meadows WWTS LLC (MN0067768) Elk River Sherburne
Winona WWTP (MN0030147) Winona Winona
Winthrop WWTP (MN0051098) Winthrop Sibley
Wolf Lake WWTP (MNG580226) Wolf Lake Wolf Lake
Worthington Industrial WWTP (MN0031178) Worthington Nobles
Wyldewood Acres WWTP (MN0066567) Scandia Washington
Xcel Energy - Allen S King Generating Plant (MN0000825) Bayport Washington
Xcel Energy - Fifth Street Substation (MN0003301) Minneapolis Hennepin
Xcel Energy - Key City/Wilmarth (MN0000914) Mankato Blue Earth
Xcel Energy - Sherburne County Generating Plant (MN0002186) Becker Sherburne
Zimmerman WWTP (MN0042331) Zimmerman Sherburne
Zumbro Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park (MN0038661) Rochester Olmsted
Zumbrota WWTP (MN0025330) Zumbrota Goodhue