Burandt Lake Stormwater Reuse System
Projects and Practices 2014
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Model, developed by EOR
This project resulted in an estimated 6 lb. reduction of phosphorus per year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Burandt Lake Stormwater Reuse System (BLSRS) project will install a water reuse system to capture untreated storm water and reduce pollutants entering Burandt Lake. This collaborative project with Carver County, Carver County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), City of Waconia and Independent School District 110 will retain and reuse an estimated 48% of the annual storm water runoff (1.25 million gallons) currently generated from eight acres of adjacent residential neighborhoods. The captured storm water will be used on Waconia High School Football and adjacent ball fields providing the added benefit of water conservation. It will also serve as a model project for students and residents to learn and appreciate the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable practices.
Burandt Lake is a deep 92 acre lake within the City of Waconia, just downstream of Lake Waconia and discharging to Carver Creek. Increasing the water quality in Burandt Lake will not only help with impairments found within Carver Creek. Burandt Lake was listed as impaired for excess nutrients in 2004. It is estimated that this project coupled with other municipal and residential water quality initiatives currently in operation will result in Burandt Lake being removed from the State Impaired Waters list within the next 10 years.