Public Comment Form

Commenting open: August 19, 2022 12:00AM CT - October 18, 2022 11:59PM CT.

Otsego West Wastewater Treatment Plant - Wastewater Permit

We invite you to comment on the draft wastewater permit for the proposed expansion of the city of Otsego's west wastewater treatment plant.

The city of Otsego owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility, the West Wastewater Treatment Facility, permitted for an average wet weather flow of 0.72 million gallons per day that continuously discharges into a local creek known as Otsego Creek. The wastewater treatment facility is approaching its capacity.

The city of Otsego proposes to expand the wastewater treatment facility within the existing property boundary to treat an average wet weather flow of 1.75 million gallons per day and discharge at the same location. This project is the first phase of a three-part expansion plan. The city of Otsego anticipates a total capacity of 5.20 million gallons per day following the completion of the third phase, which is based on the future land use and population projections identified in the city’s comprehensive plan. This population growth is anticipated to occur incrementally.

The MPCA is also seeking feedback on its environmental review of Otsego's proposed expansion. You can comment on that review by clicking here.

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 Laura Geyen
520 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155

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