Wastewater Treatment History

  • Lakes and wetlands are valuable assets in Kandiyohi County. To help protect these assets, the Kandiyohi County Board, by their action, established the Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer & Water District (GLSSWD) in 1975. The GLSSWD at that time was comprised of the cities of Spicer and New London and Green Lake.
  • In 1984, a stabilization pond system with spray irrigation was constructed for the wastewater treatment needs of the cities of Spicer and New London and the west side of Green Lake. Wastewater treatment for the remainder of Green Lake consisted of newly installed septic tanks and cluster drain fields.
  • In 1998, due to the hydraulic overloading of the stabilization pond system and the cluster site drain fields, a feasibility study was done to determine how best to improve the wastewater treatment capabilities of the GLSSWD. In 2000, a new mechanical treatment plant was put into service to meet the long term needs of the surrounding community. The treatment plant is located at 14403 138th Avenue NE, Spicer, MN 56288.
  • In 2005, Lake Florida became part of the GLSSWD.
  • In 2007, Nest Lake, George Lake and Henderson Lake joined the GLSSWD.
  • In 2010, the City of Kandiyohi and Diamond Lake also joined the GLSSWD.
  • As membership to the GLSSWD was requested by these entities and granted by the Kandiyohi County Board, they received modern wastewater collection and treatment service.
  • November 1, 2016, name change from Green Lake Sanitary Sewer & Water District (GLSSWD) to Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer & Water District (GLSSWD) by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners.