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.

PDF of the September 2022 issue

April 2024

  • PFAS Management Plan to be finalized by June 30
  • 2024 Industrial Customer Workshops
  • Finance charges reinstated
  • Tour the Metro Plant virtually
  • New spill reporting poster
  • FOG and rags toolkit and outreach materials now available
  • Meet our newly hired technicians
  • 2024 Industrial user rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected!
PDF of the September 2023 issue

September 2023

  • MCES responds to FOG task force recommendations
  • MCES treatment plants achieve Peak Performance status
  • IPIP is closing at the end of this year. IPIP phase II to be determined
  • Important Industrial Online Reporting System (IORS) updates
  • MnTAP’s 2023 intern projects result in big saving solutions for local industries
  • Please welcome our new permit staff
  • 2024 Industrial User rates and fees adopted by Met Council
  • Let’s stay connected!
PDF of the May 2023 issue

May 2023

  • 2023 customer workshops
  • Flood levels cause Metro Plant road closure
  • Meet the new IWPP assistant managers
  • Meet the new IWPP senior program coordinator
  • IWPP facility entry sign-in reminder
  • MCES launches regional FOG task force
  • Individual accounts are required for online reporting
  • Dental clinic program transitions to General Permits
  • 2023 Industrial User rates and fees
  • Let’s stay connected!