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 2019 through September 2020. This year 292 facilities earned recognition.

Facility City County
Adams WWTP (MN0021261) Adams Mower
ADM - Marshall (MN0057037) Marshall Lyon
Ag Processing Inc - Dawson (MN0040134) Dawson Lac qui Parle
Aitkin WWTP (MN0020095) Aitkin Aitkin
Albany WWTP (MN0020575) Albany Stearns
Albert Lea WWTP (MN0041092) Albert Lea Freeborn
Albertville WWTP (MN0050954) Albertville Wright
Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (MN0040738) Alexandria Douglas
Altura WWTP (MN0021831) Altura Winona
Alvarado WWTP (MNG585171) Alvarado Marshall
Arlington WWTP (MN0020834) Arlington Sibley
Associated Milk Producers Inc (AMPI) (MN0044326) Paynesville Stearns
Atwater WWTP (MN0022659) Atwater Kandiyohi
Avon WWTP (MN0047325) Avon Stearns
Bagley WWTP (MN0022691) Bagley Clearwater
Balaton WWTP (MN0020559) Balaton Lyon
Barnum WWTP (MNG585142) Barnum Carlton
Beaver Creek WWTP (MNG585055) Beaver Creek Rock
Belview WWTP (MNG585003) Belview Redwood
Bertha WWTP (MNG585371) Bertha Todd
Big Falls WWTP (MNG585135) Big Falls Koochiching
Big Lake WWTP (MN0041076) Big Lake Sherburne
Bigelow WWTP (MNG585224) Bigelow Nobles
Birchwood Terrace Mobile Home Park (MN0064670) Harris Chisago
Bird Island WWTP (MN0022829) Bird Island Renville
Bliss Collector WWTP (MN0054119) Scandia Washington
Blooming Prairie WWTP (MN0021822) Blooming Prairie Dodge
Boise White Paper LLC (MN0001643) International Falls Koochiching
Bongard's Creameries Inc (MN0002135) Norwood Young America Carver
Boomerang Laboratories (MN0066508) Spring Park Hennepin
Bowlus WWTP (MN0020923) Bowlus Morrison
Brainerd WWTP (MN0049328) Brainerd Crow Wing
Breezy Point WWTP (MN0047457) Breezy Point Crow Wing
Browerville WWTP (MN0022926) Browerville Todd
Brownsdale WWTP (MN0022934) Brownsdale Mower
Cambridge WWTP (MN0020362) Cambridge Isanti
Camp Ripley WWTP (MN0025721) Little Falls Morrison
Camp Victory WWTP (MN0067032) Zumbro Falls Wabasha
Cannon Falls WWTP (MN0022993) Cannon Falls Goodhue
Canton WWTP (MN0023001) Canton Fillmore
Carnelian Hills Community - May Township (MN0063665) Marine on Saint Croix Washington
Carriage Station WWTP (MN0065374) Ham Lake Washington
Cass Lake WWTP (MN0049981) Cass Lake Cass
Cedar Mills WWTP (MN0066605) Hector Meeker
CenterPoint Energy - GWTF (MN0063126) Minneapolis Hennepin
CenterPoint Energy - Waterville (MN0063967) Waterville Le Sueur
Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District WWTP (MN0020117) Chisholm St. Louis
Chokio WWTP (MNG585007) Chokio Stevens
Clarks Grove WWTP (MNG580067) Clarks Grove Freeborn
Clear Lake/Clearwater WWTP (MN0047490) Clear Lake Sherburne
Clearwater Forest LLC (MN0069582) Ham Lake Stearns
Cleveland WWTP (MNG580009) Cleveland Le Sueur
Clinton WWTP (MNG580193) Clinton Big Stone
Cold Spring WWTP (MN0023094) Cold Spring Stearns
Comfrey WWTP (MN0021687) Comfrey Brown
Community of Roseland WWTP (MN0070092) Willmar Kandiyohi
Conger WWTP (MNG585222) Conger Freeborn
Cottonwood WWTP (MNG580010) Cottonwood Lyon
Credit River Township - Monterey H&S Passage (MN0066389) Prior Lake Scott
Cromwell WWTP (MN0051101) Cromwell Carlton
Crosslake WWTP (MN0064882) Crosslake Crow Wing
Danube WWTP (MNG580057) Danube Renville
DaVinci Academy (MN0070998) Ham Lake Anoka
Dawson WWTP (MN0021881) Dawson Lac qui Parle
Deer River WWTP (MN0051616) Deer River Itasca
Delft Sanitary District WWTP (MN0066541) Windom Cottonwood
Delhi WWTP (MN0067008) Delhi Redwood
Dexter WWTP (MNG585228) Dexter Mower
Dodge Center WWTP (MN0021016) Dodge Center Dodge
Dumont WWTP (MN0064831) Dumont Traverse
Eagle View Commons WWTP (MN0063983) Elk River Benton
Echo WWTP (MNG585059) Echo Yellow Medicine
Edgerton WWTP (MNG585011) Edgerton Pipestone
Eitzen WWTP (MN0049531) Eitzen Houston
Elbow Lake WWTP (MNG580082) Elbow Lake Grant
Elk River WWTP (MN0020788) Elk River Sherburne
Ellendale WWTP (MNG585014) Ellendale Steele
Elmore WWTP (MNG585110) Elmore Faribault
Emmons WWTP (MN0023311) Emmons Freeborn
Evan WWTP (MNG580202) Evan Brown
Evansville WWTP (MNG585074) Evansville Douglas
Evergreen Townhome Association (MN0064025) Crosslake Crow Wing
Federal Dam WWTP (MN0063487) Federal Dam Cass
Fergus Falls WWTP (MN0050628) Fergus Falls Otter Tail
Fields of Saint Croix WWTP (MN0063703) Ham Lake Washington
Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery (MN0000418) Inver Grove Heights Dakota
Foreston WWTP (MNG585017) Foreston Mille Lacs
Former Advance Machine Co (MN0066648) Brooklyn Park Hennepin
Franklin WWTP (MN0021083) Franklin Renville
Frost WWTP (MNG585120) Frost Faribault
Gaylord WWTP (MNG580204) Gaylord Sibley
Gilman WWTP (MNG585021) Gilman Benton
Good Thunder WWTP (MNG580206) Good Thunder Blue Earth
Graceville WWTP (MNG580159) Graceville Big Stone
Grand Marais WWTP (MN0020010) Grand Marais Cook
Granite Falls Energy LLC (MN0066800) Granite Falls Chippewa
Grasston WWTP (MN0025691) Grasston Kanabec
Great River Energy - Cambridge (MN0068098) Maple Grove Isanti
Hackensack WWTP (MN0053490) Hackensack Cass
Hallmark Terrace WWTP (MN0030368) Rochester Olmsted
Hallock WWTP (MNG585147) Hallock Kittson
Hampton WWTP (MN0021946) Hampton Dakota
Hancock WWTP (MNG585299) Hancock Stevens
Harmony WWTP (MN0022322) Harmony Fillmore
Harris WWTP (MN0050130) Harris Chisago
Hawley WWTP (MN0020338) Hawley Clay
Hayfield WWTP (MN0023612) Hayfield Dodge
Herman WWTP (MNG585177) Herman Grant
Highland Farms WWTP (MN0066982) Ham Lake Sherburne
Highwater Ethanol LLC (MN0068586) Lamberton Redwood
Hoffman WWTP (MNG585134) Hoffman Grant
Houston WWTP (MN0023736) Houston Houston
International Ingredient Corp (MN0053881) Lake City Wabasha
Isanti WWTP (MN0023795) Isanti Isanti
ISD 15 - Cedar Creek Community School (MN0059480) Saint Francis Anoka
ISD 2853 Lac qui Parle Valley High School (MNG580091) Madison Lac qui Parle
Jasper WWTP (MNG585026) Jasper Rock
Jeffers WWTP (MNG580111) Jeffers Cottonwood
Kasson WWTP (MN0050725) Kasson Dodge
Kellogg WWTP (MNG585027) Kellogg Wabasha
Kenyon WWTP (MN0021628) Kenyon Goodhue
Kiester WWTP (MNG585097) Kiester Faribault
Kimball WWTP (MN0052647) Kimball Stearns
Lafayette WWTP (MN0023876) Lafayette Nicollet
Lake Allie ESSD WWTP (MN0064556) Hector Renville
Lake Beauty Covenant Bible Camp (MN0064050) Long Prairie Todd
Lake Park WWTP (MNG585157) Lake Park Becker
Lake Shore WWTP (MN0059862) Lake Shore Cass
Lakefield WWTP (MN0020427) Lakefield Jackson
Laketown Community WWTP (MN0054399) Chaska Carver
Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen (MN0051454) Park Rapids Hubbard
Lamberton WWTP (MNG585100) Lamberton Redwood
Le Center WWTP (MN0023931) Le Center Le Sueur
Le Sueur WWTF (MN0068195) Le Sueur Le Sueur
Lester Prairie WWTP (MN0023957) Lester Prairie McLeod
Lewisville WWTP (MNG585314) Lewisville Watonwan
Lismore Hutterian Brethren Inc (MN0064149) Clinton Big Stone
Little Falls WTP (MN0003182) Little Falls Morrison
Long Prairie WWTP - Municipal (MN0066079) Long Prairie Todd
Longville WWTP (MNG580208) Longville Cass
Lonsdale WWTP (MN0031241) Lonsdale Rice
Lowry WWTP (MNG585123) Lowry Pope
LSP Cottage Grove Cogeneration Facility (MN0062821) Cottage Grove Washington
Lyle WWTP (MN0022101) Lyle Mower
Magnolia WWTP (MNG585190) Beaver Creek Rock
Marble WWTP (MN0020214) Marble Itasca
Marietta WWTP (MNG585160) Marietta Lac qui Parle
Marshall WWTP (MN0022179) Marshall Lyon
Martin Marietta Materials Inc - Saint Cloud Quarry (MN0004031) Waite Park Stearns
Marvin Windows and Doors (MN0055026) Warroad Roseau
Mayer WWTP (MN0021202) Mayer Carver
Maynard WWTP (MN0056588) Maynard Chippewa
Mazeppa WWTP (MN0046752) Saint Paul Wabasha
McGregor WWTP (MN0024023) McGregor Aitkin
MDNR Soudan State Park (MN0060151) Soudan St. Louis
Meadows of Whisper Creek WWTP (MN0066753) Albertville Hennepin
Meadowwoods Village WWTP (MN0065781) Chisago City Sherburne
Melrose WWTP (MN0020290) Melrose Stearns
Meriden Township WWTP (MNG585319) Owatonna Steele
Met Council - Blue Lake WWTP (MN0029882) Shakopee Scott
Met Council - Empire WWTP (MN0045845) Empire Township Dakota
Met Council - Rogers WWTP (MN0029629) Rogers Hennepin
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
MG Waldbaum Co (MN0060798) Minnetonka Sibley
Milaca WWTP (MN0024147) Milaca Mille Lacs
Milan WWTP (MNG580141) Milan Chippewa
Minnesota City WWTP (MN0069817) Minnesota City Winona
MNDOT - Heath Creek Rest Area (MN0069639) Saint Paul Rice
MNDOT Albert Lea Travel Information Ctr (MNG580065) Owatonna Freeborn
MNDOT Enterprise Rest Area (MN0048844) Lewiston Winona
MNDOT Straight River Rest Area (MN0049514) Saint Paul Steele
Montevideo WWTP (MN0020133) Montevideo Chippewa
Montgomery WWTP (MN0024210) Montgomery Le Sueur
Montrose WWTP (MN0024228) Montrose Wright
Moorhead WWTP (MN0049069) Moorhead Clay
Mora WWTP (MN0021156) Mora Kanabec
Morton WWTP (MN0051292) Morton Renville
Motley WWTP (MN0024244) Motley Morrison
Mountain Iron WWTP (MN0040835) Mountain Iron St. Louis
Nerstrand WWTP (MN0065668) Nerstrand Rice
New Prague WWTP (MN0020150) New Prague Scott
New Ulm WWTP (MN0030066) New Ulm Brown
Nicollet WWTP (MNG580037) Nicollet Nicollet
Nisswa WWTP (MN0059242) Nisswa Crow Wing
Nordwall Estates WWTP (MN0066583) Zimmerman Sherburne
Northshore Mining Co - Peter Mitchell (MN0046981) Silver Bay St. Louis
Norwood Young America WWTP (MN0024392) Norwood Young America Carver
NuStar - Sauk Centre Terminal (MN0057771) Sauk Centre Stearns
Odessa WWTP (MNG580099) Odessa Big Stone
Okabena WWTP (MN0050288) Okabena Jackson
Olivia WWTP (MN0020907) Olivia Renville
Onamia WWTP (MNG580050) Onamia Mille Lacs
Order of St Benedict WWTP (MN0022411) Collegeville Stearns
Orr WWTP (MN0024422) Orr St. Louis
Otsego East WWTP (MN0064190) Otsego Wright
Owatonna WWTP (MN0051284) Owatonna Steele
Palisade WWTP (MN0050997) Palisade Aitkin
Paynesville WWTP (MN0020168) Paynesville Stearns
Pease WWTP (MNG585167) Pease Mille Lacs
Pemberton WWTP (MNG585075) Pemberton Blue Earth
Pequot Lakes WWTP (MN0021661) Pequot Lakes Crow Wing
Perham WWTP (MN0024473) Perham Otter Tail
Pilgrims (MN0047261) Cold Spring Stearns
Pine River Area Sanitary District (MN0046388) Pine River Cass
Plainview-Elgin Sanitary District (MN0055361) Plainview Wabasha
Premier Horticulture Inc - Black Lake and Wright Bogs - Plant Site (MN0055115) Cromwell Carlton
Princeton WWTP (MN0024538) Princeton Sherburne
Randall WWTP (MN0024562) Randall Morrison
Red Wing WWTP (MN0024571) Red Wing Goodhue
Renville WWTP (MN0020737) Renville Renville
Richmond WWTP (MN0024597) Richmond Stearns
Rochester WWTP/Water Reclamation Plant (MN0024619) Rochester Olmsted
Rollingstone WWTP (MNG585078) Rollingstone Winona
Round Lake WWTP (MNG585198) Round Lake Nobles
Rushmore WWTP (MNG585201) Rushmore Nobles
Russell WWTP (MNG585062) Russell Lyon
Ruthton WWTP (MNG585105) Ruthton Pipestone
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge (MN0060585) Deerwood Crow Wing
Sacred Heart WWTP (MN0024708) Sacred Heart Renville
Saint Cloud WWTP (MN0040878) Saint Cloud Stearns
Saint Croix Forge Inc (MN0069051) Forest Lake Washington
Saint James WWTP (MN0024759) Saint James Watonwan
Saint Leo WWTP (MN0024775) Saint Leo Yellow Medicine
Saint Paul Park Refining Co LLC dba Marathon Saint Paul Park Refinery (MN0000256) Saint Paul Park Washington
Sargeant WWTP (MNG585214) Sargeant Mower
Sauk Centre WWTP (MN0024821) Sauk Centre Stearns
Searles WWTP (MNG580080) Searles Brown
Seneca Foods Corp (MN0001279) Montgomery Le Sueur
Serpent Lake WWTP (MNG585215) Crosby Crow Wing
Shafer WWTP (MN0030848) Shafer Chisago
Sherburn WWTP (MN0024872) Sherburn Martin
Shoreham Yard (MN0070297) Minneapolis Hennepin
Shorewood Park Sanitary District (MNG580216) Rush City Chisago
Silver Creek Town WWTP (MN0063908) Two Harbors Lake
Sno Pac Foods Inc (MN0060542) Caledonia Houston
Sobieski WWTP (MNG585217) Little Falls Morrison
Spring Valley WWTP (MN0051934) Spring Valley Fillmore
Starbuck WWTP (MN0021415) Starbuck Pope
Stewartville WWTP (MN0020681) Stewartville Olmsted
Stockton WWTP (MNG585079) Stockton Winona
Sturgeon Lake WWTP (MN0067270) Sturgeon Lake Pine
Swanville WWTP (MN0020109) Swanville Morrison
Taunton WWTP (MNG585090) Taunton Lyon
Taylors Falls WWTP (MNG580218) Taylors Falls Chisago
Thumper Pond WWTP (MN0066231) Ottertail Otter Tail
United Taconite LLC - Fairlane Plant (MN0052116) Eveleth St. Louis
Upsala WWTP (MNG585053) Upsala Morrison
Urbank WWTP (MNG585343) Clitherall Otter Tail
US EPA - MED-Duluth (MN0110914) Duluth St. Louis
Utica WWTP (MN0022055) Utica Winona
Verndale WWTP (MN0025119) Verndale Wadena
Vernon Center WWTP (MN0030490) Vernon Center Blue Earth
Village Green North Mobile Home Park (MN0052132) Circle Pines Anoka
Wabasha WWTP (MN0025143) Wabasha Wabasha
Wadena WWTP (MN0020672) Wadena Wadena
Wahkon WWTP (MNG585051) Wahkon Mille Lacs
Waldorf WWTP (MN0021849) Waldorf Waseca
Walker WWTP (MN0041157) Walker Cass
Walmart Supercenter 1757 (MN0060372) Hermantown  St. Louis
Walnut Grove WWTP (MN0021776) Walnut Grove Redwood
Wanamingo WWTP (MN0022209) Wanamingo Goodhue
Waseca WWTP (MN0020796) Waseca Waseca
Waterville WWTP (MN0025208) Waterville Le Sueur
Wendell WWTP (MN0051501) Wendell Grant
West Concord WWTP (MN0025241) West Concord Dodge
West Lake George WWTP (MN0054461) Cedar Anoka
Westbrook WWTP (MNG585127) Westbrook Cottonwood
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (MN0049786) Duluth St. Louis
Whitewater River Regional WWTP (MN0046868) Saint Charles Winona
Wilmont WWTP (MNG585200) Wilmont Nobles
Windom Wash LLC (MN0071269) Windom Cottonwood
Windsor Oaks of Elk River Home Owners Association (MN0066613) Elk River Sherburne
Windsor Park 3rd Addition Home Owners (MN0066346) Ham Lake Sherburne
Windsor Park Homeowner's Association (MN0065412) Elk River Sherburne
Winona WWTP (MN0030147) Winona Winona
Wood Lake WWTP (MNG580107) Wood Lake Yellow Medicine
Worthington Industrial WWTP (MN0031178) Worthington Nobles
Worthington WWTP (MN0031186) Worthington Nobles
Wyldewood Acres WWTP (MN0066567) Ham Lake Washington
Xcel Energy - Allen S King Generating Plant (MN0000825) Minneapolis Washington
Xcel Energy - Minnesota Valley (MN0000906) Granite Falls Chippewa
Xcel Energy – Monticello Nuclear Generating Facility (MN0000868) Monticello Wright
Xcel Energy - Riverside Generating Plant (MN0000892) Minneapolis Hennepin
Xcel Energy - Sherburne County Generating Plant (MN0002186) Becker Sherburne
Zimmerman WWTP (MN0042331) Zimmerman Sherburne
Zumbro Falls WWTP (MN0051004) Zumbro Falls Wabasha
Zumbro Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park (MN0038661) Plymouth Olmsted
Zumbrota WWTP (MN0025330) Zumbrota Goodhue