MANKATO — Mankato and its wastewater treatment plant have received commendations for the city’s efforts to help Minnesota combat pollution.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency gave recognition for the wastewater treatment plant’s outstanding operation, maintenance and compliance efforts.
Mankato has significantly reduced pollution that comes from point sources while protecting and preserving water quality, the MPCA said.
Mankato has earned 15 certificates of commendation for efforts to help protect and preserve Minnesota waters.
Mankato’s water reclamation facility provides advanced wastewater treatment and the city’s partnership with Mankato Energy Center to use recycled wastewater protects the city’s ground water resource.To conserve, some park and green space irrigation is also done with reclaimed water.
Mankato was designated the first city in Minnesota and 28th in the nation to receive national biosolids partnership certification.