Implementation of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$67,899
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,070
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,783
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,020
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,473
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,469
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$179,573
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,004
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
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.

2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$67,899
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$67,899
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project proposes to increase collaboration between Metropolitan Council and stakeholders, develop tools and processes to improve data sharing and management, identify and prioritize data gaps to direct work for additional collection the update of analytical tools, and support ongoing water supply availability analyses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, 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.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,070
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$79,070
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,783
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$75,783
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,020
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$64,020
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,473
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$85,473
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2009 for Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,469
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$70,469
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$179,573
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$179,573
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,004
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$160,004
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2009 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Collaboration was enhanced through the maintenance of existing subregional water supply work groups and the creation of new groups. Public forums were also held to provide opportunities for collaboration and relationship building centered on water supply issues.
Data sharing and management was improved through the update of the Metropolitan Council website and Metropolitan Council participation on task forces and technical advisory committees.
Data gaps were identified and prioritized such that information was available in a timely way to support the update of regional recharge and groundwater modeling, as well as the update of regional water supply policies.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, John Commers, Wendy Wulff
Project Overview

In 2005, Metropolitan Council was directed to carry out regional water supply planning activities under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565. Working closely with the region's many water supply stakeholders and under the guidance of a metropolitan area water supply advisory committee, Metropolitan Council developed and adopted a metropolitan area master water supply plan (master plan) in 2010. The plan provides a framework for water supply planning and identifies actions needed to achieve the goal of ensuring sustainable water supplies across the region. The Clean Water Fund supports master plan-recommended activities to fill information gaps, analyze the feasibility of new approaches to water supply management, and support subregional collaboration around emerging water supply issues.

Project Details

The master plan describes the actions that will be taken to ensure that current and future decisions are based on the best available information and analyses. These actions include:
A) Continued collaboration with stakeholders
B) Improved data sharing and management
C) Collecting additional data and information and update existing datasets and analytical tools
D) Supporting ongoing water availability analysis

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