Public Works

Larry Stephanson
Public Works Superintendent 
Ph: 218-334-4991
City Shop Phone: 218-849-6544

Utilities Quick Contact Information

City of Frazee | 218-334-4991 (Water, Sewer, Garbarge)
Gopher State One Call | 800-252-1166 (Locate for underground support)
Jon & Son's Garbage | 218-849-1225 (For dumpster needs)
Lake Region Electric | 218-863-1171 (Electric for half of Red Willow Heights)
Minnesota Energy | 800-889-9508 (Gas Utility for the City of Frazee)
Ottertail Power Company | 800-257-4044 (Electric Utility for 90% of Frazee) 

Drinking Water Reports - City of Frazee, Minnesota

2022 Clean Water Report (PDF)

To request a paper copy, please call City Hall at 218-334-4991. 

2021 Clean Water Report (PDF) 

2020 Clean Water Report (PDF)

2019 Clean Water Report (PDF)

2018 Clean Water Report (PDF)

2017 Clean Water Report (PDF)



800-252-1166  Call Gopher State One Call System before you dig or trench. For online information on Gopher State please follow this link.

Curbside Recycling Pickup

Recycling is offered by Steve's Sanitation.  Pickup is every other Friday of every month.  Have your recycling out at the curb the night before.


The Watertower

The old watertower at Frazee had a 100,000 gallon capacity.  The watertower currently in place in Frazee was built in 1999 and has a 300,000 gallon capacity.  The water tower is supplied by 2 - 6 inch wells, 185 feet deep each with a 650 gallon per minute water pumping ability each.
A special filtration system removes iron and mangenese from the water.  Fluoride is then added (as required by law).  Some say that Frazee has the best water in the state!

Water Hardness

Water hardness level in Frazee is 19 grains.

"In scientific terms, water hardness is generally the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in water. But in layman's terms, you may notice water hardness when your hands still feel slimy after washing with soap and water, or when your drinking glasses at home become less than crystal clear. Learn a lot more about water hardness on the Water Science School site." - courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Frazee wastewater treatment facility consists of 3-9 acre aerated ponds, 15 feet deep each. The ponds discharge water into 6-3 acre rapid infiltration basins. The facility has a design flow of 645,000 gallons per day and is currently at 1/4th of its capacity and is located on Old Highway 10, east of town near US Highway 10.

Wellhead Protection Plan

The Wellhead Protection Plan is a plan developed with the help of the Minnesota Department of Health to protect the community's water supply.
Please view the plan by clicking here.

Recycling/Compost/Garbage Pick-up

The City of Frazee is committed to recycling.

Why am I being charged a recycling fee?

Minnesota State Statutes require municipalities to provide their residents an opportunity to recycle. Frazee accomplishes this through a curbside recycling contract which provides residents the ability to recycle. The current contract is with Steve’s Sanitation. 

Recycling is beneficial for the environment, the economy and our community. All households are billed for recycling, regardless of whether they choose to participate or not. This reduces or eliminates potential disincentives for not recycling. Again, as a municipality, we are charged with ensuring that residents have an opportunity to recycle although residents are not required to utilize it.

Why am I being charged a storm water fee?

This fee was started back in 2008. The City needs to maintain the storm water system, which includes infrastructure such as ditches and holding ponds throughout the City. This fee helps offset the cost of that maintenance. Every property owner within the City is charged this fee, despite whether you are connected to the City’s water/sewer system. The storm water fee takes into consideration a property’s run off from rain water and snow melt. This also helps pay for the cleaning of Streets.  Street cleaning helps keep sand, salt, leaves and waste out of our storm water system.

What are my options for payments?

Cash, check, and ACH payments are accepted. Customers may choose to: 1.) Mail in their check payments to PO Box 387, Frazee, MN 56544, 2.)Drop off check payments in the drop box located on East side of City Hall, 3.) Drop off check or cash payments at the reception desk.  Another option is to sign up for Automatic Bill payments- customers may find this form by visiting the city's website. The City Office is located at 222 Main Ave W. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 8:00AM- 6:00PM, Friday - closed.

Local Compost Site

The local Compost site is Located north of Frazee on highway 29 just past the City Shop on the east side of the highway. This site is furnished for residents from
Frazee, Burlington Township and Silverleaf Township.

Compost site hours are:

  • Monday through Saturday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM 

* April 1st through September WEATHER PERMITTING 

The compost site has a building for oil recycling which is open on Tuesdays from 5PM-7PM during summer months only.

 There are 2 main compost piles:

  1. Brush and Tree Trimmings Only
  2. Garden & Yard Waste Only

**No Plastics Allowed**

Directions:  From the four way stop sign near All-in-All, head north until you reach the Frazee High School.  Turn left just before the Frazee High School, go straight through the next 2 stop signs.  After the 2nd stop sign you will be heading out of Frazee on highway 29.  The compost site will be on your right site not more than 1/2 mile out of town.

The building near the pond is the Blower Station. Inside are 4 - 150 horsepower blowers used to aerate the ponds. To those who are not familiar to wastewater treatment facilities, you might find it interesting to know that there is no odor at this site. Because of the way it is engineered, the odor is trapped below the surface water. With all of the surface water, the treatment facility attracts a fair amount of wildlife.