Northland Connection has information for the City of Duluth. For the rest of the area, which includes more than 70 communities, we can provide data on demand. Feel free to give us a call.

Wastewater Treatment


Name of Provider

 Duluth Public Works and Utilities

 Type of Service

Advanced Secondary

 Rated Capacity (mgd)


 Average Daily Demand (mgd)


 Peak Demand (mgd)


 Cost per 1000 Gallons


 Wastewater Connection Fee

$940 per CAF unit (equivalent to average daily wastewater flow of 260 gallons)

 Storm Drainage System


Communities Served

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, Rice Lake)

Source:  Eric Shaffer, chief engineer, 218.730.5072, eshaffer@duluthmn.gov Wastewater Treatment Data also came from Jack Ezell, manager, planning and technical services, WLSSD, 218.740.4785

Additional Notes:  The Wastewater Treatment data came from Western Lake Superior Sanitary District with the exception of cost per $1,000 gallons and connection fee.