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Schroeder petitions MPCA for removal from sewer district

The boundaries of the Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District, circa 2000 - Photo courtesy of TSSSD
The boundaries of the Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District, circa 2000 - Photo courtesy of TSSSD

The Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District has been a topic on township agendas since 1999 when the West End townships joined forces to bring a municipal sewer system to the towns.

It was hoped that a sewer district would be an affordable, environmentally-friendly alternative to individual septic systems and business wastewater treatment facilities.

However, after years of research and engineering studies, the municipal system never came to be.

The township of Schroeder would now like to remove its citizens from the sanitary sewer system, but has found that is not an easy task.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with Schroeder Supervisor Bruce Martinson to find out why the project didn’t come to fruition – and what it is going to take to remove Schroeder township from the district.

Here’s their conversation.
 

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