Public Comment Form

Commenting open: December 14, 2022 12:00AM CT - February 14, 2023 11:00PM CT.

Sauk Centre Wastewater Treatment Facility - Wastewater Permit


We invite you to comment on the draft wastewater permit for Sauk Centre's wastewater treatment plant.


The city of Sauk Centre applied for reissuance of the water quality permit for its wastewater treatment facility, which discharges treated wastewater to the Sauk River. The facility is designed to treat an average wet weather flow of 888,000 gallons per day. The pollutant limits in the permit haven't changed, and the permit doesn't authorize any changes or new construction at the facility.


Water quality permits - or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits - establish specific limits and requirements to protect Minnesota's surface and groundwater quality. Permits are regularly reviewed and updated as they expire, allowing the MPCA to incorporate new information about the impacts of pollutants on the environment in future permits. Permits are enforced through a combination of self-reporting and compliance monitoring.


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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
c/o Rachel Tucker
520 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155

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