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MPCA recognizes wastewater plant operators for excellence

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized 288 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining a perfect record of permit compliance during 2015.To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were req...

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized 288 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining a perfect record of permit compliance during 2015.
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 the 79th annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park. The annual conference brings together wastewater operators from Minnesota for training and professional education. In Minnesota, there are about 1,500 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Community, institution or treatment plant size was not a factor in awarding the certificates.
Receiving awards from southwest Minnesota were the wastewater treatment plants in Beaver Creek, Chandler, Edgerton, Heron Lake, Jasper, Luverne, Magnolia, Okabena, Rushmore, Steen, Westbrook, Windom and Worthington.

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