Governor Dayton’s “25 by 25” Clean Water Meeting Monday Get’s Huge Turnout In Rochester

Governor Dayton’s first “25 by 25” Clean Water Meeting packed the house at the Heinz Center in Rochester on the night of Monday July 31st. ​The goal of these meetings is to come up with ideas that can help Minnesota’s government agencies, nonprofit groups, and communities achieve a 25% reduction in water pollution by 2025. […]

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2017 Funding for SE Minnesota Wastewater Projects

2017 Funding for SE Minnesota Wastewater Projects -Sheila Craig, Southern Wastewater Facilitator The Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative (SMWI), a program of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, works with small communities that have failing septic systems or even those that are letting sewage onto the surface of the ground or into nearby streams. When septic systems […]

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Randolph Exploring Community Sewer System

The City of Randolph, located in Southern Dakota County near Lake Byllesby has begun exploring a community sewer system with assistance from CRWP’s Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative program. The impetus to explore a community sewer system came from a septic inventory in Randolph conducted by Dakota County in 2015 and 2016. Dakota County’s septic inventory […]

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West Jefferson Lake Sewer Project on Track to Start Construction This Summer

Over the past two months, with assistance from CRWP, West Jefferson Lake property owners and Le Sueur County officials have been busy with a series of steps to keep the West Jefferson Lake Sewer Project on track to start construction this summer (2017). The West Jefferson Lake sewer project will construct a sewer line from […]

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Le Sueur County Moves Forward on Projects to Improve Area Lakes

At their most recent board meeting, Le Sueur County commissioners approved moving forward with two projects that will improve water quality in five watershed lakes. The commissioners set a public hearing for the West Jefferson Sewer Project to Cleveland. CRWP has been assisting with the project since last November and recently helped the County secure […]

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Cedar Beach Construction Begins

Construction of a 23-home shared cluster system for residents of Cedar Beach started the end of July and is scheduled to be completed before winter.  Cedar Beach is a sub-division in Oronoco Township, Olmsted County and lies along the shores of Lake Zumbro.  The area was identified through an Olmsted/Wabasha County survey of properties touching […]

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Dresbach Continues Search for Site for New Sewage Treatment System

A Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative project in Dresbach, Winona County located on the Mississippi River is struggling to find a location for a sewage treatment system.  The Township is reaching out to MnDOT in hopes of being able to use some I-90 right-of-way land.  A large group of MnDOT staff representing various departments including land acquisition, […]

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From Our Executive Director, Brad Frazier

  There are two kinds of people in this world: those that toss litter out into the environment and those that don’t. Why is this? Ever since I was a small child I thought that littering was despicable. I think I was born with the anti-litter gene. I can remember when littering became “illegal” and […]

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