Farwell-Kensington Wastewater System

Kensington, MN

The City of Kensington, population 288, had an aging collection system and a failing mechanical wastewater treatment plant. Farwell, a neighboring city of 68, had failing on-site systems. The two communities formed a district to build a shared wastewater treatment system sized to handle 76,000 gallons per day.

The project included the construction of a three-cell stabilization pond system with synthetic liner, replacement of the Kensington collection system, installation of a new collection system in Farwell, and reconstruction of a county-state aid road.

Through WSN’s work, the project received a cooperative financing package from the State of Minnesota Wastewater Infrastructure Fund, Small Cities Development Program, USDA Rural Development, city funds, and County State Aid Funds.