Minnesota's Legacy

Industrial Water Conservation with a MnTAP Intern

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,650
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,700
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,500
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$83,700
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$93,050
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/University of Minnesota/Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 2, Sec. 9, Subd. (c)
Appropriation Language

(c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,650
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$15,650
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project proposes to provide information so that industries in the eleven county Twin Cities metropolitan area will reduce water consumption through the targeted efforts of MnTAP staff members and interns.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through this project, MnTAP has expanded programming focused on water efficiency. The increased capacity benefits industries across the state, as well as specific industries in the metro area.

The results of intern projects to identify opportunities for metro area industries to improve water efficiency are included in MnTAP's annual Solutions magazine, which can be found online at http://www.mntap.umn.edu/resources/publications/solutions/

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
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. 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 2, Sec. 9, Subd. (c)
Appropriation Language

(c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,700
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$48,700
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2015 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes to be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 2, Sec. 9, Subd. (c)
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$103,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Measurable Outcomes.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 2, Sec. 9, Subd. (c)
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$83,700
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$83,700
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Measurable Outcomes.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 2, Sec. 9, Subd. (c)
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$93,050
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$93,050
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

See Fiscal Year 2015 Measurable Outcomes.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Project Overview

The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), are exploring opportunities for water conservation by businesses in the eleven county metropolitan area. This program began by defining opportunities for water conservation for three businesses through the dedicated resources of three MnTAP interns. The interns analyzed water conservation opportunities through full time work on site over the summers of 2014 and 2015. Based on the success of the initial effort, this program has been expanded to provide information about a wide range of industries across the metropolitan area. The information is available as resource, through both MnTAP and the Council, as a way to further engage industrial users in water conservation.

Project Details

MnTAP staff members and interns track facility water conservation recommendations, estimate conservation potential by site, and document implemented recommendations with actual conservation water savings.

• MnTAP intern projects identify and support implementation of water conservation options at metro area facilities
• Interns present the results of their work at public meetings
• Executive summaries are published

Project Manager
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Davis
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 N. Robert St.
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 602-1519
Email
brian.davis@metc.state.mn.us