Fairmont Drinking Water and Watershed Restoration Phase 1

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Martin SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

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.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Phase 1 of our restoration plan will reduce nitrogen by over 1,000 pounds per year, total suspended solids by
over 130 tons per year, and phosphorus by over 200 pounds per year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Martin SWCD are: Clair Schmidt Jr, Judy Beckman, Larry Cowing, Linda Meschke, Tyler Ask
Project Overview

This project will improve water quality in the nutrient impaired Fairmont Chain of Lakes. These 5 lakes are a surface water drinking water source for a City of over 10,000 people. Phase one of this multi-phase water quality restoration project focuses on installing 12 targeted agricultural best management practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and grassed waterways and will reduce nitrogen by over 1,000 pounds per year, sediment by over 130 tons per year, and phosphorus by over 200 pounds per year.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Martin SWCD
Street Address
923 North State Street Suite 110
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp