BWSR Snapshot of Myrtle Project, April 2018

By: Hailey Gorman, Northern Community Facilitator and Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator April 3rd, 2018 SMWI joined efforts in 2013 to find a solution for the wastewater problems in the City of Myrtle.  Their success with the project is featured  in the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) March newsletter. SMWI’s work in Read More

Turtle Creek 2 Sewer Project Update

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Turtle Creek 2 is an area west of the City of Austin, comprised of 41 homes. They received a Technical Assistance Grant in 2013 to study the area and obtain a Community Assessment Report. After learning about the various options to receive new sewage treatment, the Read More

Sunset Bay Newest Oronoco Township Project

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Oronoco Township is a believer in clean water and making sure that no wastewater problems continue in the Zumbro River and Lake Zumbro that are part of their township. They are now supporting their third sewer project for an area called Sunset Bay. Sunset Bay with Read More

Ryan’s Bay Just Beginning

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Zumbro Township, Wabasha County, will be supporting their first sewer project. Located just next door to Sunset Bay, but in a different Township and a different County, the Ryan’s Bay project will include 83 residential properties. Also located on Lake Zumbro, the area has very small Read More

Dresbach New Sewer Challenges Continue

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Many, many options have been considered for new sewage treatment by this 78 home and business Subordinate Service District (SSD). The latest attempt to move the project forward has been the selection of a new engineer through a RFP process. WENCK has been selected and is Read More

Randolph Awarded $60,000 Technical Assistance Grant

By: Hailey Gorman, Northern Community Facilitator, December 28th 2017 The City of Randolph, located in Southern Dakota County near Lake Byllesby, has been exploring various sewer system options since 2015. Their search for the best wastewater solution continues in having received a $60,000 Technical Assistance Grant from the Public Facilities Authority in November 2017. With Read More