Lower Sioux Indian Reservation, Morton, Minnesota

Population: 450
Employees: 2

Responsibilities:

Operations, Maintenance & Management of Treatment plants, Collection and Distribution system

Description of Facilities:

.375 MGD activated sludge facility, 5 lift stations; 2 wells; MGD with chemical addition, 2 water tower.

Obstacles:

  • Facility upgrades
  • Construction of well
  • Worked with Engineer after plans had been approved
  • Water system complaints

Accomplishments:

  • Helped settle differences between City and Construction company
  • Hydrant flushing program
  • Kept plant in compliance during construction

Project Summary:

We started this project in 1993 taking care of one .252 MGD well with chemical addition; distribution system, one 75,000 gallon elevated storage tank, collection system, lift stations, and a 5 cell facultative lagoon wastewater system. The water treatment was upgraded in 1998, a new water tower was built sometime in there. A new lift station was built sometime. In 2011 a new 0.375 MGD Class “A” Wastewater treatment facility was constructed. The new facility consists of a rotary screen, grit channel, 3 train series/parallel activated sludge treatment, 2 final clarifiers, pressure sand filter, chlorination, dechlorination, aerated sludge storage.