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
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
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
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 three 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)

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 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
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. Opportunities for water conservation will be defined for three businesses through the dedicated resources of three MnTAP interns. The interns will analyze water conservation opportunities through full time work on site over the summers of 2014 and 2015. This information will be 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 will track facility water conservation recommendations, estimate conservation potential by site, and document implemented recommendations with actual conservation water savings. MnTAP will also update the Council on project status through phone or e-mail communications as requested by the sponsor.

• Three MnTAP intern projects to identify and implement water conservation options at metro area facilities
• Interns will present the results of the work at a public meeting
• Executive summaries will be 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