SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99¢/month



Rochester water plant awarded for performance

Award recognizes 22 years without a permit violation at plant that treats the city's wastewater

Water reclamation plant
The Rochester Water Reclamation Plant in 2007. (Post Bulletin file photo)

Rochester's Water Reclamation Plant has received a Gold Level Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for the 22nd consecutive year. The award recognizes plants that have had no clean water violations in a calendar year.

“I am proud of the Water Reclamation Plant team and thank them for their service and hard work in protecting the city of Rochester’s water resources,” said Wendy Turri, Rochester's director of Public Works.

Turri started her career in 1982 as a laboratory technician at the Water Reclamation Plant and was the city's director of environmental services before being named as the Public Works director earlier this year.

The Rochester Water Reclamation Plant treats on average of 13 million gallons of wastewater per day, including all of the wastewater generated in Rochester. Crews work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What to read next
Not much is known about the individuals, aside from authorities believing they are a family of Indian nationals, and part of a larger group apprehended in northern Minnesota, about 6 miles east of Pembina.
According to a release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the bodies of an adult man, woman and infant were discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The body of another male, believed to be a teenager, was discovered shortly thereafter. All of the victims were located approximately 40 feet from the U.S./Canada border.
The senator said that while he was privy to more details of the case, he could not provide specific details and referred further questions to Groszhans’ family.
Charles “Bud” Sedlachek was born in Jasper, Minnesota, in 1938, died of congestive heart failure in Brainerd at 83 on Jan. 3. The Crow Wing County farmer loved John Deere equipment, so a John Deere tractor led the funeral procession and he was buried in a custom-ordered John Deere casket.