Minnesota's Legacy

Clean Water Fund

Thirty-three percent of the sales tax revenue from the Legacy amendment is allocated to the Clean Water Fund. Those funds may only be spent to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater from degradation. At least five percent of the clean water fund must be spent to protect drinking water sources.

Protecting Minnesota's waters is a joint effort between seven partner agencies, who collaborate and partner on Minnesota's water resource management activities under the Clean Water Fund. 


All Clean Water Projects»


View collaborative reports released by Minnesota agencies that help clarify connections between Clean Water Funds invested, actions taken and outcomes achieved.

Learn more about expenditures from the Clean Water Fund.

The Clean Water Roadmap is a set of goals for protecting and restoring Minnesota’s water resources during the 25-year life of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.