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 presented at the annual Wastewater Operations Conference.

Recognition for review year October 2017 through September 2018

Photos of winners (March 2019)

Facility City County
Biwabik WWTP (MN0053279) Biwabik St. Louis
Fosston WWTP (MN0022128) Fosston Polk
Hibbing WWTP South Plant (MN0030643) Hibbing St. Louis
Lake Shore WWTP (MN0059862) Lake Shore Cass
MDNR Itasca State Park (MN0033758) Park Rapids Hubbard
Montgomery WWTP (MN0024210) Montgomery Le Sueur
New Germany WWTP (MN0024295) New Germany Carver
New Munich WWTP (MN0025631) New Munich Stearns
Walker WWTP (MN0041157) Walker Morrison
7-Clans Casino WWTP (MN0063452) Thief River Falls Pennington
Adams WWTP (MN0021261) Adams Mower
Aitkin WWTP (MN0020095) Aitkin Aitkin
Albany WWTP (MN0020575) Albany Stearns
Albert Lea WWTP (MN0041092) Albert Lea Freeborn
Albertville WWTP (MN0050954) Albertville Wright
Alexandria Lakes Area Sanitary District (MN0040738) Alexandria Douglas
Altura WWTP (MN0021831) Altura Winona
Arlington WWTP (MN0020834) Arlington Sibley
Atwater WWTP (MN0022659) Atwater Kandiyohi
Avon WWTP (MN0047325) Avon Stearns
Babbitt WWTP (MN0020656) Babbitt St. Louis
Bagley WWTP (MN0022691) Bagley Clearwater
Battle Lake WWTP (MN0051829) Battle Lake Otter Tail
Becker WWTP (MN0025666) Becker Sherburne
Bel Clare Estates WWTP (MN0045721) Saint Cloud Stearns
Belle Plaine WWTP (MN0022772) Belle Plaine Scott
Bellechester WWTP (MN0022764) Bellechester Wabasha
Bertha WWTP (MN0022799) Bertha Todd
Big Lake WWTP (MN0041076) Big Lake Sherburne
Birchwood Terrace Mobile Home Park (MN0064670) Wyoming Chisago
Bliss Collector WWTP (MN0054119) Scandia Washington
Blomkest Svea Sewer Board WWTP (MN0069388) Blomkest Kandiyohi
Blooming Prairie WWTP (MN0021822) Blooming Prairie Dodge
Blue Waters Leisure Park (MN0050091) Lindstrom Chisago
Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior WWTP (MN0054593) Tofte Cook
Borup WWTP (MN0022853) Borup Norman
Brainerd International Raceway & Resorts (MN0066427) Brainerd Crow Wing
Brandon WWTP (MN0055841) Brandon Douglas
Breezy Point WWTP (MN0047457) Breezy Point Crow Wing
Browerville WWTP (MN0022926) Browerville Todd
Browns Valley WWTP (MN0022942) Browns Valley Big Stone
Brownton WWTP (MN0022951) Brownton McLeod
Butterfield WWTP (MN0022977) Butterfield Watonwan
Byron WWTP (MN0049239) Byron Olmsted
Cambridge WWTP (MN0020362) Cambridge Isanti
Camp Ripley (MN0025721) Little Falls Morrison
Camp Shamineau (MN0063746) Motley Morrison
Cannon Falls WWTP (MN0022993) Cannon Falls Goodhue
Canton WWTP (MN0023001) Canton Fillmore
Carlos WWTP (MN0023019) Carlos Douglas
Cass Lake WWTP (MN0049981) Cass Lake Cass
Cedar Mills WWTP (MN0066605) Cedar Mills Meeker
Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District WWTP (MN0020117) Chisholm St. Louis
Claremont WWTP (MN0022187) Claremont Dodge
Clearwater Forest LLC (MN0069582) South Haven Stearns
Cold Spring WWTP (MN0023094) Cold Spring Stearns
Cologne WWTP (MN0023108) Cologne Carver
Comfrey WWTP (MN0021687) Comfrey Brown
Country Meadows WWTP (MN0065978) Zimmerman Sherburne
Crane Lake WWTP (MN0066371) Crane Lake St. Louis
Credit River Township - Monterey H&S Passage (MN0066389) Prior Lake Scott
Credit River Township - Territory (MN0066826) Prior Lake Scott
Cromwell WWTP (MN0051101) Cromwell Carlton
Crookston WWTP (MN0021423) Crookston Polk
Cyrus WWTP (MN0052396) Cyrus Pope
Dawson WWTP (MN0021881) Dawson Lac Qui Parle
Delano WWTP (MN0051250) Delano Wright
Delhi WWTP (MN0067008) Delhi Redwood
Dumont WWTP (MN0064831) Dumont Traverse
Eagle View Commons WWTP (MN0063983) Foley Benton
Eden Valley WWTP (MN0023281) Eden Valley Stearns
Eitzen WWTP (MN0049531) Eitzen Houston
Elk River WWTP (MN0020788) Elk River Sherburne
Fairmont WWTP (MN0030112) Fairmont Martin
Fergus Falls WWTP (MN0050628) Fergus Falls Otter Tail
Flamingo Terrace Mobile Home Park (MN0051144) Ham Lake Anoka
Foley WWTP (MN0023451) Foley Benton
Franklin WWTP (MN0021083) Franklin Renville
Frazee WWTP (MN0022021) Frazee Otter Tail
Garfield WWTP (MN0023515) Garfield Douglas
Gonvick WWTP (MN0020541) Gonvick Clearwater
Goodhue WWTP (MN0020958) Goodhue Goodhue
Grand Meadow WWTP (MN0023558) Grand Meadow Mower
Grand Rapids WWTP (MN0022080) Grand Rapids Itasca
Granite Falls WWTP (MN0021211) Granite Falls Chippewa
Grasston WWTP (MN0025691) Grasston Kanabec
Greenfield WWTP (MN0063762) Greenfield Hennepin
Grey Eagle WWTP (MN0023566) Grey Eagle Todd
Hackensack WWTP (MN0053490) Hackensack Cass
Hallmark Terrace WWTP (MN0030368) Rochester Olmsted
Halstad WWTP (MN0020770) Halstad Norman
Hammond WWTP (MN0066940) Hammond Wabasha
Hampton WWTP (MN0021946) Hampton Dakota
Hanska WWTP (MN0052663) Hanska Brown
Harris WWTP (MN0050130) Harris Chisago
Hayfield WWTP (MN0023612) Hayfield Dodge
Hayward WWTP (MN0041122) Hayward Freeborn
Hector WWTP (MN0025445) Hector Renville
Hokah WWTP (MN0021458) Hokah Houston
Houston WWTP (MN0023736) Houston Houston
Hutchinson WWTP (MN0055832) Hutchinson McLeod
Isanti WWTP (MN0023795) Isanti Isanti
Jordan WWTP (MN0020869) Jordan Scott
Kasson WWTP (MN0050725) Kasson Dodge
Kennedy WWTP (MN0029751) Kennedy Kittson
Kenyon WWTP (MN0021628) Kenyon Goodhue
Kettle Falls Hotel & Guest Villas (MN0057410) Ray St. Louis
Kimball WWTP (MN0052647) Kimball Stearns
Lafayette WWTP (MN0023876) Lafayette Nicollet
Lake Benton WWTP (MN0023884) Lake Benton Lincoln
Lakefield WWTP (MN0020427) Lakefield Jackson
Laketown Community WWTP (MN0054399) Chaska Carver
Le Center WWTP (MN0023931) Le Center Le Sueur
Lester Prairie WWTP (MN0023957) Lester Prairie McLeod
Linwood Terrace (MN0054372) Wyoming Anoka
Long Prairie WWTP - Municipal (MN0066079) Long Prairie Todd
Lonsdale WWTP (MN0031241) Lonsdale Rice
Loretto WWTP (MN0023990) Loretto Hennepin
Lucan WWTP (MN0031348) Lucan Redwood
Lutsen Resort WWTP (MN0066702) Lutsen Cook
Luverne WWTP (MN0020141) Luverne Rock
Mabel WWTP (MN0020877) Mabel Fillmore
Madison WWTP (MN0051764) Madison Lac Qui Parle
Mankato Water Resource Recovery Facility (MN0030171) Mankato Blue Earth
Mapleton WWTP (MN0021172) Mapleton Blue Earth
Marble WWTP (MN0020214) Marble Itasca
Mayer WWTP (MN0021202) Mayer Carver
Maynard WWTP (MN0056588) Maynard Chippewa
McGregor WWTP (MN0024023) McGregor Aitkin
MDNR Father Hennepin State Park (MN0033723) Isle Mille Lacs
Meadows of Whisper Creek WWTP (MN0066753) Greenfield Hennepin
Medford WWTP (MN0024112) Medford Steele
Melrose WWTP (MN0020290) Melrose Stearns
Met Council - Blue Lake WWTP (MN0029882) Shakopee Scott
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
Met Council Metropolitan WWTP (MN0029815) Saint Paul Ramsey
Miltona WWTP (MN0024155) Miltona Douglas
Minnesota City WWTP (MN0069817) Minnesota City Winona
MNDOT Straight River Rest Area (MN0049514) Owatonna Steele
Montevideo WWTP (MN0020133) Montevideo Chippewa
Monticello WWTP (MN0020567) Monticello Wright
Montrose WWTP (MN0024228) Montrose Wright
Moorhead WWTP (MN0049069) Moorhead Clay
Moose Lake WWTP (MN0020699) Moose Lake Carlton
Mora WWTP (MN0021156) Mora Kanabec
Morton WWTP (MN0051292) Morton Renville
Motley WWTP (MN0024244) Motley Morrison
Mountain Iron WWTP (MN0040835) Mountain Iron St. Louis
New Prague WWTP (MN0020150) New Prague Scott
New Richland WWTP (MN0021032) New Richland Waseca
New Ulm WWTP (MN0030066) New Ulm Brown
New York Mills WWTP (MN0054330) New York Mills Otter Tail
Nisswa WWTP (MN0059242) Nisswa Crow Wing
NKASD WWTP (MN0020257) International Falls Koochiching
North Branch WWTP (MN0024350) North Branch Chisago
Ogilvie WWTP (MN0021997) Ogilvie Kanabec
Order of St Benedict WWTP (MN0022411) Collegeville Stearns
Oronoco Estates (MN0040967) Oronoco Olmsted
Orr WWTP (MN0024422) Orr St. Louis
Otsego WWTP West (MN0066257) Otsego Wright
Owatonna WWTP (MN0051284) Owatonna Steele
Palisade WWTP (MN0050997) Palisade Aitkin
Paynesville WWTP (MN0020168) Paynesville Stearns
Pequot Lakes WWTP (MN0021661) Pequot Lakes Crow Wing
Pine Island WWTP (MN0024511) Pine Island Goodhue
Pine River Area Sanitary District (MN0046388) Pine River Cass
Plainview Elgin Sanitary District (MN0055361) Plainview Wabasha
Princeton WWTP (MN0024538) Princeton Sherburne
Prinsburg WWTP (MN0063932) Prinsburg Kandiyohi
Raymond WWTP (MN0045446) Raymond Kandiyohi
Richmond WWTP (MN0024597) Richmond Stearns
Rogers WWTP (MN0029629) Rogers Hennepin
Rushford WWTP (MN0024678) Rushford Fillmore
Saint Clair WWTP (MN0024716) Saint Clair Blue Earth
Saint Cloud WWTP (MN0040878) Saint Cloud Stearns
Saint George District Sewer System (MN0064785) Gibbon Nicollet
Saint James WWTP (MN0024759) Saint James Watonwan
Saint Michael WWTP (MN0020222) Saint Michael Wright
Saint Peter city of (MN0022535) Saint Peter Nicollet
Sauk Centre WWTP (MN0024821) Sauk Centre Stearns
Savannah Meadows WWTP (MN0065706) Big Lake Sherburne
Shafer WWTP (MN0030848) Shafer Chisago
Sherburn WWTP (MN0024872) Sherburn Martin
Silver Creek Town WWTP (MN0063908) Two Harbors Lake
Starbuck WWTP (MN0021415) Starbuck Pope
Sturgeon Lake WWTP (MN0067270) Sturgeon Lake Pine
Swanville WWTP (MN0020109) Swanville Morrison
The Ponds WWTP (MN0065889) Oak Grove Anoka
Thief River Falls WWTP (MN0021431) Thief River Falls Pennington
Thumper Pond WWTP (MN0066231) Ottertail Otter Tail
Truman WWTP (MN0021652) Truman Martin
Vergas WWTP (MN0025097) Vergas Otter Tail
Vermillion WWTP (MN0025101) Vermillion Dakota
Viking WWTP (MN0068209) Viking Marshall
Village Green North Mobile Home Park (MN0052132) Cedar Anoka
Villard WWTP (MN0068144) Villard Pope
Wabasha WWTP (MN0025143) Wabasha Wabasha
Wadena WWTP (MN0020672) Wadena Wadena
Wahkon WWTP (MN0047066) Wahkon Mille Lacs
Warba WWTP (MN0020974) Warba Itasca
Waseca WWTP (MN0020796) Waseca Waseca
Waterville WWTP (MN0025208) Waterville Le Sueur
Welcome WWTP (MN0021296) Welcome Martin
Wendell WWTP (MN0051501) Wendell Grant
West Concord WWTP (MN0025241) West Concord Dodge
West Lake George WWTP (MN0054461) Cedar Anoka
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Administrative Office (MN0049786) Duluth St. Louis
Wheaton WWTP (MN0047287) Wheaton Traverse
Whispering Ridge Homeowners Assoc of Zimmerman Inc (MN0067075) Becker Sherburne
Whistling Valley Development WWTP (MN0066591) Lake Elmo Washington
Whitewater River Regional WWTP (MN0046868) Saint Charles Winona
Wilderness Point Resort LLC (MN0068152) Pequot Lakes Crow Wing
Windom WWTP (MN0022217) Windom Cottonwood
Windsor Meadows WWTS LLC (MN0067768) Elk River Sherburne
Windsor Park 3rd Addition Home Owners (MN0066346) Elk River Sherburne
Windsor Park Homeowner's Association (MN0065412) Elk River Sherburne
Winnebago WWTP (MN0025267) Winnebago Faribault
Winona WWTP (MN0030147) Winona Winona
Worthington WWTP (MN0031186) Worthington Nobles
Yogi Bears Jellystone Park - Austin (MN0064840) Austin Mower
Zumbro Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park (MN0038661) Rochester Olmsted
Zumbrota WWTP (MN0025330) Zumbrota Goodhue
USCOE Sandy Lake (MN0110035) McGregor Aitkin
Barnum WWTP (MNG580142) Barnum Carlton
Elizabeth WWTP (MNG585012) Elizabeth Otter Tail
Kelliher WWTP (MNG585068) Kelliher Beltrami
Alberta WWTP (MNG580002) Alberta Stevens
Alvarado WWTP (MNG585171) Alvarado Marshall
Beaver Creek WWTP (MNG580055) Beaver Creek Rock
Belview WWTP (MNG580003) Belview Redwood
Big Falls WWTP (MNG580135) Big Falls Koochiching
Ceylon WWTP (MNG585006) Ceylon Martin
Chokio WWTP (MNG580007) Chokio Stevens
Clarks Grove WWTP (MNG580067) Clarks Grove Freeborn
Clements WWTP (MNG580094) Clements Redwood
Cook WWTP (MNG580179) Cook St. Louis
Darwin WWTP (MNG585150) Darwin Meeker
Deer Creek WWTP (MNG580180) Deer Creek Otter Tail
Dexter WWTP (MNG585228) Dexter Mower
Dunnell WWTP (MNG585279) Dunnell Martin
Ellendale WWTP (MNG585014) Ellendale Steele
Elmore WWTP (MNG585110) Elmore Faribault
Evansville WWTP (MNG585074) Evansville Douglas
Fisher WWTP (MNG580170) Fisher Polk
Foreston WWTP (MNG580017) Foreston Mille Lacs
Frost WWTP (MNG585120) Frost Faribault
Gaylord WWTP (MNG580204) Gaylord Sibley
GEM Sanitary District (MNG580205) Greenwald Stearns
Gibbon WWTP (MNG580020) Gibbon Sibley
Graceville WWTP (MNG580159) Graceville Big Stone
Granada WWTP (MNG585023) Granada Martin
Hancock WWTP (MNG585299) Hancock Stevens
Haven Hutterian Brethren (MNG585071) Dexter Mower
Heartland Hutterian Brethren/Heartland Colonies (MNG580195) Lake Benton Pipestone
Hendrum WWTP (MNG585176) Hendrum Norman
Herman WWTP (MNG580177) Herman Grant
Hewitt WWTP (MNG580024) Hewitt Todd
Iron Junction WWTP (MNG580049) Iron St. Louis
Ivanhoe WWTP (MNG580103) Ivanhoe Lincoln
Jasper WWTP (MNG580026) Jasper Rock
Kellogg WWTP (MNG580027) Kellogg Wabasha
Lake Wilson WWTP (MNG585061) Lake Wilson Murray
Lewisville WWTP (MNG585314) Lewisville Watonwan
Lismore WWTP (MNG585076) Lismore Nobles
Littlefork WWTP (MNG580081) Littlefork Koochiching
Longville WWTP (MNG580208) Longville Cass
Magnolia WWTP (MNG585190) Magnolia Rock
McIntosh WWTP (MNG585031) McIntosh Polk
Menahga WWTP (MNG580032) Menahga Wadena
Meriden Township WWTP (MNG585319) Owatonna Steele
Milan WWTP (MNG580141) Milan Chippewa
Minneota WWTP (MNG580033) Minneota Lyon
Nicollet WWTP (MNG580037) Nicollet Nicollet
Nielsville WWTP (MNG580166) Nielsville Polk
Pease WWTP (MNG580167) Pease Mille Lacs
Pemberton WWTP (MNG585075) Pemberton Blue Earth
Pillager WWTP (MNG580209) Pillager Cass
Remer WWTP (MNG585210) Remer Cass
Rollingstone WWTP (MNG580078) Rollingstone Winona
Roseau WWTP (MNG580039) Roseau Roseau
Rothsay WWTP (MNG585064) Rothsay Wilkin
Round Lake WWTP (MNG580198) Round Lake Nobles
Sandstone WWTP (MNG580213) Sandstone Pine
Searles WWTP (MNG580080) Searles Brown
Silver Lake WWTP (MNG580164) Silver Lake McLeod
Sobieski WWTP (MNG585217) Swan River Morrison
Stockton WWTP (MNG580079) Stockton Winona
Taunton WWTP (MNG580090) Taunton Lyon
Taylors Falls WWTP (MNG580218) Taylors Falls Chisago
Twin Valley WWTP (MNG585137) Twin Valley Norman
Tyler WWTP (MNG585116) Tyler Lincoln
Upsala WWTP (MNG580053) Upsala Morrison
Urbank WWTP (MNG585343) Urbank Otter Tail
Vesta WWTP (MNG580043) Vesta Redwood
Winton WWTP (MNG580187) Winton St. Louis
Wolf Lake WWTP (MNG580226) Wolf Lake Becker
Callaway WWTP (MNT022985) Callaway Becker
Mahnomen WWTP (MNT024066) Mahnomen Mahnomen
Ogema WWTP (MNT049794) Ogema Becker
Marathon Saint Paul Park Refinery (MN0000256) Saint Paul Park Washington
ADM Corn Processing - Marshall (MN0057037) Marshall Lyon
Aggregate Industries Inc - Nelson Plant (MN0001309) Cottage Grove Washington
ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine Inc (MN0055964) Virginia St. Louis
Cliffs - Dunka Mining Area (MN0042579) Babbitt St. Louis
Cliffs Erie-Taconite Harbor Dock (MN0067962) Schroeder Cook
Cold Spring Granite Co - Main Campus (MN0062481) Cold Spring Stearns
Dyno Nobel Inc (MN0060704) Biwabik St. Louis
Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery (MN0000418) Rosemount Dakota
Hibbing Taconite Co - Tails Basin Area (MN0049760) Hibbing St. Louis
Kraemer Mining & Materials - Mille Lacs (MN0067806) Onamia Mille Lacs
Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen (MN0051454) Park Rapids Hubbard
MDNR Soudan State Park (MN0060151) Soudan St. Louis
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MN0070386) Tintah Traverse
Minnesota Power - Laskin Energy Center (MN0000990) Hoyt Lakes St. Louis
Minnesota Power - Taconite Harbor Energy Center (MN0002208) Schroeder Cook
NuStar - Sauk Centre Terminal (MN0057771) Sauk Centre Stearns
Otter Tail Power Co - Hoot Lake Plant (MN0002011) Fergus Falls Otter Tail
Packaging Corp of America (MN0001643) International Falls Koochiching
Rahr Malting Co (MN0031917) Shakopee Scott
Saint John's University (MN0046035) Collegeville Stearns
Seneca Foods Corp (MN0001279) Montgomery Le Sueur
Sno Pac Foods Inc (MN0060542) Caledonia Houston
United Taconite LLC - Fairlane Plant (MN0052116) Forbes St. Louis
Walmart Supercenter 1757 (MN0060372) Hermantown St. Louis
US EPA - MED-Duluth (MN0110914) Duluth St. Louis
Leavenworth Silage (MN0049905) Sleepy Eye Brown
Fairmont Foods (MN0001996) Fairmont Martin
MG Waldbaum Co  (MN0060798) Gaylord Sibley
MG Waldbaum - Lake Prairie (MN0064327) Le Sueur Nicollet