Robbinsdale Mayor’s Minutes: Updates on Water, Inclusion, Solar Panels and Flocculation
Flocculation Plant Tour
The Flocculation Plant on Crystal Lake is a unique treatment technology that has been studied by specialists across the metro.
The plant will be hosting a public tour on June 20th so visitors can see how the cutting-edge technology is working to protect the environment.
“If you are the type of person that likes science or knowing how things work, I would encourage you to come see this thing that people all over the metro are clamoring to,” said Mayor Bill Blonigan.
To sign up for the tour, visit the city’s website.
Water Tower Improvements
The new 750,000-gallon water tower being constructed south of Highway 100 and Graeser Park is expected to be completed this fall.
Currently, work is being done on the interior.
The existing water tower will remain as a historic landmark.
Water Treatment Facility is Online
The most expensive construction project in Robbinsdale’s history is online and operational.
The new Water Treatment Plant will deliver clean, softened water to Robbinsdale residents for the next 60 to 100 years.
Residents are encouraged to detach or bypass any existing water softeners in their home.
Summer Schedules Offered in Multiple Languages
The summer event schedules have been printed in four languages: English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.
The city wanted residents to have greater access to information so they’ll be better positioned to participate in activities, classes and events.
Visit the city’s website for more information.
Simplifying Solar Panel Installation
The city council unanimously passed an ordinance allowing the installation of solar panels on detached garages and in backyards without a Conditional Use Permit.
“This will encourage more people to help protect the Earth and help protect their pocketbook,” stated Blonigan.
The federal government is currently offering a 30% federal tax credit to offset the cost of solar panels.