Public Works Department

The City's municipal water service has two wells with a pumping capacity of 240 gallons per minute.  The average demand is 130,000 gallons per day with a peak demand of 210,000 gallons per day. The elevated storage capacity is 150,000 gallons.  There are 521 connections to the municipal water system.
The City has a stabilization pond system with a treatment capacity of 380,000 gallons per day.  The average demand is 185,000 gallons per day with a peak demand of 230,000 gallons per day.  There are 520 connections to the sanitary sewer system.
The City owns and operates a natural gas utility with approximately 510 connections.
The City of New York Mills is provided electricity by Otter Tail Power.  The Country View Addition and surrounding  neighborhoods are served by Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Public Works Department Receives Operational Excellence Award

The New York Mills Public Works Department was recently recognized with an Operational Excellence Award by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). New York Mills is one of 334 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities recognized for maintaining outstanding permit compliance for 2018.
To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were required to submit all reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring, operations, and maintenance, and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.
In Minnesota, there are about 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Community, institution, or treatment plant size was not a factor in awarding the certificates. Pictured is (Left to Right) Councilman Josh Hoaby, Councilwoman Betsy Roder, Public Works Superintendent Kyle Mattson, Councilman Latham Hetland and Acting Mayor Marsha Maki.

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