December 15, 2017

City of Nerstrand Earns 2016 Wastewater Operations Award

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized 327 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016. MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine presented the certificates and praised award recipients for their persistent work and dedication to protecting water quality: “Wastewater operators are at the front lines of keeping our water clean. Every Minnesotan owes a debt to each of these professionals.” To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were required to 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. The awards were presented at last month’s 80th annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park. A complete list of winners is available on the agency’s Wastewater webpage. Pictures of awardees who picked up their awards in person are available on the MPCA’s Flickr page. Awards that weren’t accepted in person will be mailed to the permittee. The agency is also sending this information to all award recipients via email.