Puck's Point Sanitary Sewer Project

Voyageur’s National Park (the Park) is the nation’s only water-based national park, with more than 84,000 acres of water and 134,000 acres of land.

The interconnected waterways of the Park provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the north woods lake country. Unfortunately, those waters are being negatively affected by human impact such as wastewater from existing developments throughout the region. This water quality degradation threatens the long-term health of the ecosystem and the economic health of the tourism industry upon which the local economy is based.

The Voyageur’s National Park Clean Water Joint Powers Board was set up in 2010 to assist the Park communities in providing feasible strategies for improving and sustaining the water quality within the project area.

The Puck’s Point Project consists of a mix of resorts and seasonal and year round lake homes. Many of the parcels are not suitable for on site treatment systems because of poor soils, small parcel size, or the current systems are not compliant.  Inadequate wastewater treatment can pollute Lake Kabetogama degrading the quality of the pristine lake. Providing a treatment system that is regulated by the MPCA will ensure the quality of the lake and groundwater. The treatment system will be required to meet effluent limits that have been set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to protect the water quality of the aquifers and Lake Kabetogama. The beneficiaries are the people being served by the treatment system as well as the users of Voyageurs National Park.


Kabetogama Community Hall
First Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm
Kab Fire Hall

Conference Call Information:
(Toll Free: 855.838.6933)
Audio Conference Room: 5
Pass Code: 580#
Conference call starts at 7:15 pm

Helpful Links

MPCA Wastewater Page
University of Minnesota - Onsite Sewage Treatment Program

Related Projects

Voyageur's National Park Clean Water Project
Island View Sanitary Sewer Project


Project Manager
Colin Marcusen