About ALASD

Area: 100 Square Miles

Population: 24,000

Customer Accounts: 10,107

Sanitary Sewer (Gravity): 222 Miles

Sanitary Sewer (Forcemain): 52 miles

Lift Stations: 119

Grinder Stations: 48

Residential Grinders: 124

Plant Flow: 2.892 million gallons per day (MGD) average (2015)

Plant Design Flow (Dry Weather): 3.750 MGD

Plant Removal Efficiency: > 98% for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) and Suspended Solids,  > 97% for Total Phosphorus

Wastewater Biosolids Recycling: 916 dry tons treated annually and recycled onto agricultural land in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Annual Operating Expense: $3,306,231 (2016)

Annual Repair and Replacement Reserve: $894,152 (2016)

2016 Annual Report

2018 Proposed Budget

User Charge Rate: Used to fund operation, maintenance and repair.

  • Single-Family Dwelling: $27.75 per month
  • Commercial Accounts: $ 6.13/1,000 gallons

Wastewater Treatment Expansion Fee: Used to retire capital debt on Waste Water Treatment Plant Connection cost to single-family dwelling is $2,500 and is based upon a design flow of 200 gallons per day.

Lake Quality Testing: Performed on each of the following lakes in June, July, August and September: Lake Henry, Winona, Agnes, Victoria, Geneva, Carlos, Darling, Cowdry, Brophy, Latoka, Andrew, Mary and Ida.  Test results are submitted to the ALASD Board of Directors and the MPCA.

Consultants:

  • Legal Counsel: Daniel M. Marx, Flaherty & Hood P.A.
  • Accountant: DeSautels Bartosiewski  & Associates, CPA LLC.
  • Engineer: Don Esping, Brown & Caldwell, Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: Brenda Krueger, Springsted Incorporated

ALASD Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  The meetings are held at the ALASD Office, 2201 Nevada ST SW Alexandria Minnesota.