Open Channel News

Open Channel News is a news bulletin that serves the industrial customers of Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. The newsletter provides information that may affect industrial customer business, such as industrial user rates and fees, reporting requirements, emerging pretreatment program concerns, and other wastewater issues.


Cover of April 2022 Open Channel Newsletter

April 2022

  • MCES 2022 customer workshops
  • MCES 2021 performance report is now available
  • Compliance is required regardless of supply chain shortages
  • Local limits evaluation concludes no changes
  • Rags down the drain cause clogs down the pipe
  • Regional wastewater service expanded to Loretto
  • MnTAP’s 2021 interns provide big saving solutions for local industries
  • Special Discharge Program website
  • MCES COVID-19 update
  • Peter Sandberg retires
  • 2022 Industrial User rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected!

Cover of November 2021 Open Channel Newsletter

November 2021

  • Tina Nelson is the new Industrial Waste manager
  • Meet Jami Haider, our new administrative specialist
  • IORS 5-year anniversary
  • Council’s internship program is a great success for IWPP and interns
  • Drought put aquatic life at risk, calling MCES into action
  • Meet our newest technicians
  • Kevin Rogers retires after 41 years
  • Missed the 2021 customer workshop?
  • 2022 Industrial User rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected!

Cover of April 2021 Open Channel Newsletter

April 2021

  • MCES wastewater treatment plants earn national awards
  • Wastewater could provide warnings of future COVID-19 infection surges
  • Virtual customer workshops in 2021
  • MPCA releases Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint
  • MnTAP’s 2020 water efficiency grant projects could save nearly
    35 million gallons of water each year
  • Bob Nordquist is retiring May 2021
  • 2021 industrial user rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected