New MPCA Newsletters Available

A variety of newsletters compiled by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have published a new edition, including:

  • SSTS Bulletin – Subsurface sewage treatment systems news and notes)
  • On Point newsletter – News and updates for wastewater discharge permit holders
  • MN Stormwater News

To view a newsletter, click on its hyperlink below.

The SSTS Bulletin includes the following:

  • 2019 SSTS Annual Report is online; more local program reporting improving compliance estimates
  • Clean Water Partnership loans available to replace failing SSTS
  • SSTS professional certification update
  • Redox revisited: Is that redox or mottles? Here’s how to tell
  • SSTS rule change process nearly complete
  • Spots open on SSTS Advisory Committee, Technical Panel
  • Mix of free online, in-person septic system workshops offered for homeowners
  • Dowlding, Nistler join MPCA SSTS team
  • SSTS enforcement summary
  • When existing tanks, drainfields can be used in SSTS upgrades

Next, the On Point newsletter, includes:

  • MPCA announces new protective water and fish values for PFAS
  • Get involved with Minnesota‚Äôs climate initiatives
  • Effects of climate change threaten water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota
  • MPCA has tools, training to help communities meet new MS4 permit requirements for reducing chloride pollution
  • Reminder: Annual biosolids report due to MPCA and EPA
  • Coming soon: Draft Annual Compliance Summary
  • COMPLIANCE TIP: Labs retain wastewater samples
  • Lac qui Parle TMDL presentation available
  • Wastewater operator certification and training
  • FEMA offering grants for projects that reduce disaster losses, build resiliency
  • Rendering company fined for wastewater violations
  • Wastewater in the news

Lastly, the November 2020 edition of MN Stormwater News includes the following topics:

  • New MS4 permit to be issued soon
  • New MS4 permit chloride reduction requirements
  • Sign up now! MPCA smart salting trainings
  • MN Stormwater Manual updates
  • Ensuring compliant construction site inspections
  • MPCA presentation on iron-enhanced sand filters performance available
  • New Minnesota climate website
  • 2020-2021 GreenCorps members selected for green infrastructure work
  • Upcoming events
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