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MPCA: Due to Heavy Rains, 3 Northland Wastewater Treatment Plants Release Raw Sewage

Updated: 06/02/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 06/02/2014 11:04 PM WDIO.com
By: Cassie Hart

At least 21 wastewater treatment plants have released raw sewage to help prevent backups from the weekend rain, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The sanitary sewer systems were overwhelmed from the rain and forced a number of communities to release the untreated water, according to the MPCA.

The MPCA warned even though the wastewater is diluted, it will eventually make its way into lakes and increase the chance of illness from E. coli bacteria. People are advised to stay out of the nearby lakes so they do not swallow the lake water.

The following is a list of wastewater treatment plants which released the sewage, according to the MPCA:

  • Hibbing Wastewater Treatment Plant South 
  • Winnebago Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • St. Paul Collection System
  • Saint Leo Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Morris Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Woodstock Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Coleraine-Bovey-Taconite Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Ruthton Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Blue Earth Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Newport Collection System Mound Collection System
  • Cologne Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Saint Paul Park Refining Co. LLC.
  • Glencoe Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Waconia Collection System
  • Silver Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Gilbert Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Mound Collection System
  • Holdingford Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Riverbend Mobile Home Park Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Federal Cartridge Company-Anoka

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