2018 CWF SLC Projects & Practices

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
St. Louis County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Details

The goal of this project is to replace nine imminent health threat systems in St. Louis County.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Annie Felix-Gerth

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Clean Water Fund grant dollars will be used to protect shallow subsurface groundwater, surface water and drinking wells and human health by providing necessary funding to low income homeowners for repair or replacement of SSTS identified as ITPH in the nine watersheds within SLC. Those systems identified as straight-piping or surface discharging(See 12 photos in General Attachments) will receive priority funding status, thereby eliminating direct sewage discharge to adjacent water bodies; wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers, and groundwater. SLC identifies residential ITPH SSTS through Point of Sale compliance inspections, past violations, formal complaints, or referral by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) through their Single Family Rehab Program or Home Investment Partnerships Program. SLC contracts with AEOA to screen homeowners to determine program eligibility, process applications and administer funding mechanisms to repair or replace SSTS identified as ITPH. Homeowners will first be screened for SLC/MN AgBMP Low Interest SSTS Loan Program eligibility. Those homeowners not meeting the minimum qualifications for the AgBMP loan program, but meet U.S. Rural Development low-income guidelines will qualify for grant funding. These low-income homeowners have no other means to finance repair or replacement of the ITPH systems and avoid a SLC SSTS ordinance violation and subsequent enforcement action.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 2270 pounds of BOD5, 387100000000000 CFU of E. Coli, 57 pounds of Phosphorus.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for St. Louis County are:
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
St. Louis County
Administered By
Administered by

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St. Paul, MN 55155

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