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Take a Virtual Tour of the City of St. Cloud's Rain Gardens

The City of St. Cloud owns and maintains 63 rain gardens. The rain gardens highlighted within this tour were installed with State Clean Water Grant assistance and in partnership with other local government units and multiple City departments. Click on the photo to the right to take the tour.

Rain Rain garden filled with wildflowers
Aerial photo of St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Center and outbuildings
October 3, 2017, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved a financing agreement to the City of St. Cloud for improvements to their wastewater system. The PFA's financing package consists of a $16,712,029 Clean Water State Revolving Fund 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.095%. Once complete, the project will improve water quality by making improvements to the solids treatment and the biosolids recycling (NR2) program.
Water Tower

July 26, 2016, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved a financing agreement to the City of St. Cloud for improvements to the drinking water system. The PFA’s financing package consists of a $4,643,022 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) 15-year loan with an interest rate of 1.00%. Once complete, the new water tower will improve the system pressure and provide additional fire protection.

MLS Project
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On June 22, 2016, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved a financing agreement to the City of Saint Cloud for rehabilitation of the City’s main lift station. The PFA’s financing package consists of a $4,062,885 Clean Water Revolving Fund 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.00 percent. The funds are from Minnesota’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The project will help St. Cloud continue to protect and preserve water quality by maintaining and improving the wastewater treatment facilities.

September 14, 2015, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved a financing agreement to the City of St. Cloud for improvements to the drinking water system. The PFA’s financing package consists of an $11,732,105 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.00%. Once complete, the Flow Train III project will improve the settling capabilities of the lime softening treatment process.

The Clean Water SRF is supported through a combination of federal capitalization grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state matching funds, loan repayments, and bond proceeds from PFA revenue bonds. Since 1989, Minnesota's Clean Water SRF has received $744 million in federal funds. These funds have been leveraged almost 4 to 1 by the PFA to award more than 500 wastewater loans totaling over $2.8 billion.

The Drinking Water SRF is supported through a combination of federal capitalization grants from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, state matching funds, loan repayments and bond proceeds from PFA revenue bonds. Since 1999, Minnesota has received $355 million in federal drinking water funds. These funds have been leveraged more than 2 to 1 by the PFA to award more than 385 drinking water loans totaling over $775 million.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Public Utilities Department is to provide utility services to our customers in a safe, cost-effective manner, while providing excellent customer service and protecting the environment.