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WALDORF WATER TREATMENT PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING IS A SIGN OF HOPE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

[Waldorf, MN] - Representative Jeremy Munson (23B- Lake Crystal), along with Senator Julie Rosen, Commissioner Doug Christopherson, Mayor Rob Wilkening, and city staff celebrated the groundbreaking for a new water infrastructure project for the city of Waldorf.  The $15 million project is estimated to be completed in 2022.

The current facility was built in the mid-1940s and is crumbling and obsolete. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency cited it 29 times between 2010 and 2014 for problems such as having too much waste material seeping out of the plant.

Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, led efforts to include $1.9 million of the funding in the 2018 bonding bill.

Rep. Munson said, “I am happy to see this important infrastructure project for Waldorf underway. We have several critical water infrastructure projects in the region. I authored legislation in the House for Vernon Center which was heard by the bonding committee this year and I hope it receives the same consideration. The state needs to prioritize these critical projects where dozens of small, rural communities are dealing with the collapse of their drinking and wastewater infrastructure.”


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