Community Project Funding Requests
Waseca Sanitary Sewer Clean Water Inflow and Infiltration Reduction
Location: 508 S. State Street, Waseca, MN 56093
Project Sponsor: City of Waseca
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Use of Funds and Justification:
The funding would be used for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the city’s inflow and infiltration reduction system.
The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because the City of Waseca suffers from chronic clean water inflow and infiltration (I&I) into its deteriorating sanitary sewer system during prolonged wet periods and large rainfall events. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently mandated that Waseca take action to avoid future illicit wastewater discharges or it will be subject to fines and enforcement action. This project would reconstruct and rehabilitate the city’s inflow system to reduce infiltration, improve public health, and provide clean water.