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Regional wastewater plants recognized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency awarded 327 wastewater treatment facilities across the state for outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 to September 2016. Several regional plants were on the list including Bird Island, Granite Falls, Hanley Falls, Holloway, Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Milan, Montevideo, Paynesville, Pennock, Renville and Starbuck.

To be recognized the plants had to submit all monitoring reports correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance and employ MPCA certified staff. The awards were given out during the 80th annual Wastewater Operations Conference.