The housing boom of 10+ years ago brought new residential growth to outstate areas of Minnesota that lacked access to ‘big pipe’ water and wastewater services. However, many developers wanted to provide city services with a neighborhood feel to their prospective homeowners. To achieve this, developers platted new residential developments with home lots that were too small for individual septic systems, and instead utilized decentralized systems for their water and wastewater needs. Decentralized systems collect wastewater from the development and bring it to a single facility that provides treatment to remove organics, solids, and nutrients. The treated water is then discharged back to the surficial aquifer for beneficial groundwater recharge.
- Numerous Operational Excellence Awards