Open Channel News

Open Channel News is a news bulletin that serves MCES’s industrial customers by providing information that may affect their business, such as industrial user rates and fees, reporting requirements, emerging pretreatment program concerns and other wastewater issues.
Cover of August 2020 Open Channel Newsletter

August 2020

  • MCES holds wastewater rate increase to 2% for 2021
  • Protecting public health and water quality 365 days a year
  • Permit requirement reminder:
    Communicating process changes in your industry
  • Pre-entry health screenings and masks required at MCES facilities
  • IORS: virtual support and training
  • New Microbrewery and Liquid Waste Hauler Program webpages
  • Alejandro Moris Figueroa – IWPP engineer intern
  • Peter Berglund retires after 36-plus years
  • Meet IWPP’s new environmental scientist – Ann Postera
  • Welcome Porter Sartor – Industrial Waste technician
  • 2021 Industrial User rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected!

Cover of January 2020 Open Channel Newsletter

January 2020

  • Growth in northwest metro leads to wastewater investment
  • Microbrewery Program: Providing oversight, minimizing regulatory burden
  • 2020 Customer Workshops
  • ICC – Industrial Capacity Charge: Understanding the calculation
  • Online reporting
  • Galvanized steel parts can cause zinc exceedances
  • Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
  • 2020 Industrial User Rates & Fees
  • Let’s stay connected!

Cover of September 2020 Open Channel Newsletter

September 2019

  • Industrial pretreatment brings great benefits to customers and MCES
  • Online Reporting is now mandatory
  • ICC-the new Industrial SAC determination and payment option
  • 2019 Customer Workshop Summary
  • MCES Customer Satisfaction Survey results are in
  • Meet IWPP Compliance Officer
  • Meet the Summer IWPP Technicians
  • Keeping mercury out of wastewater
  • 2020 MCES Industrial User Rates & Fees
  • Let’s stay connected!