MARSHALL (KMHL) – City of Marshall officials plan to ask the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for more time to cut back on the amount of salt being released into the Redwood River.

During a work session of the Marshall City Council last night, the council discussed the ongoing process of getting a new city wastewater permit from the state. The new permit will have new limits on the amounts of salt that get released into the Redwood River.

Jon Peterson of the engineering firm Bolton & Menk said they believe the city needs more time than April 1st of 2024 to be in compliance with the new, lower chloride limits.

Marshall Utilities recently completed an $11.5 million project to pre-soften city water and is asking residents to cut back on their use of water softener salt.