City of Luverne

Luverne, MN

Key Features:

  • Decommissioning of existing industrial wastewater treatment lagoons
  • Land application of industrial by-products solids
  • Executed a Declaration and Covenants for the restricted area with approval from MPCA

Key Experience:

  • Successful negotiations with the MPCA to properly abandon the industrial lagoons in a timely manner
  • Able to save the City in excess of $3.5 million to decommission the industrial lagoons in comparison to previous consultants estimate

Pond Closure

Assisted the City of Luverne in abandoning the industrial wastewater treatment facility formerly owned by Iowa Beef Producers. The former treatment facility consisted of two anaerobic treatment lagoons, one anaerobic transition pond, two aerobic lagoons, and two stabilization ponds. Closure of the facility included land application of industrial by-products, abandonment of structures and piping, closure of monitoring wells, and documentation of closure activities and restrictive covenants.