We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Fosston Wastewater Treatment Facility located in Polk County.
The City of Fosston has submitted plans and specifications to construct two new stabilization ponds for operational convenience at the Fosston Wastewater Treatment Facility. Currently, the facility does not have enough storage for winter operations. The proposed primary pond #2 will be approximately 16 acres and the proposed secondary pond #3 will be approximately 20 acres. The total proposed project site, including existing ponds, will be approximately 99.7 acres. The permitted average wet-weather flow will remain at 0.494 million gallons per day. If the Permittee decides to change its operations to increase the permitted flow, the Permittee will need to get proper approval from the MPCA.
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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