Metro area wastewater treatment plants win national recognition, performance awards

Jul 14, 2021

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Here's something you've probably never thought about - millions of people in the Twin Cities are connected everyday when they flush a toilet or run a washing machine.

The wastewater is cleaned at nine treatment plants and KARE 11 got an inside look at the award-winning service that protects you and the environment. 


One plant is the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Facility in Shakopee. Plant Manager Dave Simons says it treats 26 million gallons of dirty water every day that comes from about 300,000 people in 34 nearby cities, including Hopkins, Savage and Chaska. 

"Any place there's a drain and water can go somewhere down the drain, it comes here," said Simons. 

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