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Water & Sewer

Established in 1908, the City of Cuyuna developed a core area of water and sewer infrastructure. This area encompassed 16 blocks in the downtown area of the city. Looking to the future, in recent years Cuyuna joined a multi-city project to service the sewer waste needs of this original downtown area.

Established in 1908, the City of Cuyuna developed a core area of water and sewer infrastructure. This area encompassed 16 blocks in the downtown area of the city. Looking to the future, in recent years Cuyuna joined a multi-city project to service the sewer waste needs of this original downtown area.

Today, Cuyuna employs a water operator who is certified by the Minnesota Department of Health. Serviced by a landmark water tower, lines and hydrants, citizens in this area are insured of a safe source for their daily water needs. In addition, the City of Cuyuna is in compliance with all State and Federal reporting requirements.

Cuyuna also belongs to the Serpent Lake Sanitary Sewer District. This joint powers venture serves the cities of Cuyuna, Crosby, Deerwood and Ironton. Each city appoints two Council members to sit on the district board. While each city maintains its waste water infrastructure, the District provides the inter-city connection lines and the treatment of the waste in a MPCA approved pond system. The district employees it’s own a MPCA certified waste water operator. In this fashion, each city is insured that waste water meets all Federal and State compliance requirements. The economic savings are substantial through this highly successful joint municipal effort.


Brian Wasserzieher
MDH Certified Water Inspector