Wastewater & Water News

Council sets 2021 wastewater rates

The overall municipal wastewater charge for 2021 is $240.3 million, just 2% more than 2020. The sewer availability charge will remain flat at $2,485 for the seventh consecutive year.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Wastewater may yield clues to COVID-19 infection rates

Samples of Metro Plant wastewater are being researched to determine if SARS-CoV-2 genetic material can be reliably quantified and related to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the plant’s service area.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Council proposes 2% wastewater rate increase for 2021

Environmental Services will transfer additional funds from the SAC reserve fund to help pay directly for capital improvements, as well as draw $2 million from its general reserve fund.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Protecting our health and water quality

365 days a year, 24 hours a day, through the COVID-19 pandemic, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services workers are on the job to protect public health and environment.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Helping businesses conserve water

Businesses seeking to save money by conserving water and reducing wastewater discharges, energy use, or industrial waste: apply to the Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) Intern Program.

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Videos explore what to expect during sewer construction

In cities across the region, we are repairing or replacing aging sewer pipes and upgrading treatment plants. Take a humorous look at what you might experience near a construction site.

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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