“The City of Hutchinson’s Wastewater department shall strive to provide safe, affordable, quality service to our customers, protect and preserve the environment, while maintaining or exceeding all Federal and State regulations “


The Hutchinson Wastewater Facility was placed in service in 1988 and is classified as a ‘Class A’ facility.

Wastewater Plant

The current wastewater treatment facility was originally constructed and put into service in 1988 at the Adams Street location.  In 2008 a major expansion was completed to accommodate community growth and industrial expansion. Designed to treat an average 3.67 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater, the facility will meet the wastewater treatment needs of the city through the year of 2028. There are 13 lift stations and over 75 miles of gravity sanitary sewer lines throughout Hutchinson. The wastewater treatment facility continually undergoes changes as new technologies and ever more stringent state and federal environmental regulations come into place. The treatment facility has several features, which allow it to meet Hutchinson’s specific needs for variable flows and operational flexibility. Biological and Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) processes are used to remove impurities from the wastewater and achieve a level of treatment well above that which is mandated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  As part of the most recent NPDES operating permit reissuance, the facility entered into a compliance schedule with the MPCA where measures will be taken to meet an ultra-low phosphorous discharge limit of 0.32 part per million (ppm) for the months of May through September by May of 2030.

The Facility has a staff of six people that include: Wastewater Manager, Senior Wastewater Operator, Laboratory Technician/WW Operator, Senior Maintenance Operator, Wastewater Maintenance Operator and a shared Public Works Relief Operator.

Contact Us

Normal Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm –  Monday – Friday.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Office Phone: (320) 234-4233
Facility Fax: (320) 234-7485
**After Hours Emergency: (320) 234-4272 

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