Marshall Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives Award

Marshall Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives Award

Marshall Wastewater Treatment Plant earns recognition from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for operational excellence.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recognizes the City of Marshall WWTP for outstanding operations in 2023. To receive this recognition, facilities must demonstrate consistent compliance with monitoring, operations, and maintenance requirements; submit accurate, on-time reports to the MPCA; and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.

"Communities across Minnesota rely on wastewater treatment facilities to stay healthy and well,” said Nicole Blasing, Municipal Division director at MPCA. “Operators at the City of Marshall Wastewater Treatment Plant are critical to protecting and preserving water quality, and the MPCA is deeply grateful for their considerable efforts and services to their community."

“The staff at the City of Marshall’s Wastewater Facility appreciates this recognition from the MPCA. The work that we do typically goes unnoticed but is extremely important in protecting the health of our community and the environment,” said Scott Truedson Wastewater Superintendent. “This is truly a team effort and could not be accomplished by one person alone.”

More than 50 years ago, the Clean Water Act established the basic framework for regulating pollution in waters by creating water quality standards to protect drinking water and to maintain a healthy aquatic community for animal and recreational uses. These standards led to the development of clean water before it is returned to a river or stream.

The MPCA recognizes outstanding wastewater operators each year. Approcximately 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities operate across Minnesota. The MPCA reviewed a total of 767 facilities, from communities of all sizes, with 253 qualifying for the outstanding operations recognition.

2024 MPCA Award