Burandt Lake Stormwater Reuse System

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Carver County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

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.

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

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Model, developed by EOR

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated 6 lb. reduction of phosphorus per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Carver County are:
Project Manager
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Last Name
Organization Name
Carver County
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520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767