Cost-Benefit Analysis of Water Conservation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2010
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172 Art. 2, Sec. 10
Appropriation Language

$400,000 the first year is for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$11,785
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project proposed to develop a tool so that communities are able to evaluate different water conservation rate structures and quantify costs and benefits of implementing water conservation programs. This will assist communities in the selection of effective measures to reduce per capita demand and capital expenditures.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172 Art. 2, Sec. 10
Appropriation Language

$400,000 the first year is for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$36,754
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2010 Fiscal Year Proposed Measureable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Communities are able to evaluate different water conservation rate structures and quantify costs and benefits of implementing water conservation programs. This will assist communities in the selection of effective measures to reduce per capita demand and capital expenditures.

Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Project Overview

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Project Manager
First Name
Lanya
Last Name
Ross
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 N Robert St.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 602-1803
Email
lanya.ross@metc.state.mn.us