Forest Lake High School Stormwater Reuse Project
2 tons of sediment/yr and 20 lbs of phosphorus/yr
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Forest Lake Area Schools, the Rice Creek Watershed District and the City of Forest Lake have partnered to develop the first phase of a long-term stormwater reuse and education program starting. This project will result in stormwater pond retrofits and construction of new irrigation infrastructure to reduce potable groundwater usage by over 4 million gallons per year. Further, educational curriculum will be developed to integrate the reuse technology and water conservation concepts. Clear Lake is an important regional resource and boasts a very active lake association. The stormwater reuse project will reduce the pollutant load to Clear Lake, including reductions in sediment by 2 tons and total phosphorus by 20 pounds annually.