Lake Superior North Watershed Based Funding

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Lake County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
February 2020
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

Lake Superior North One Watershed, One Plan FY2020 projects will address subsurface sewage treatment (SSTS) goals outlined as priorities in the plan. Projects are housed in two participating counties, Lake and Cook Counties, with SSTS enforcement authority. The primary goals of these projects are to identify and address imminent public health concerns (primarily straight pipes and residue lack of separation) and to reduce groundwater nutrient loading by addressing non-compliant septic systems in the watershed.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7.
Appropriation Language

[Watershed Based Implementation Funding 2020] (a) $13,591,000 the first year and $13,375,000 the second year are for performance-based grants with multiyear implementation plans to local government units. The grants may be used to implement projects that protect, enhance, and restore surface water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; protect groundwater from degradation; and protect drinking water sources. Projects must be identified in a comprehensive watershed plan developed under the One Watershed, One Plan or metropolitan surface water management frameworks or groundwater plans. Grant recipients must identify a nonstate match and may use other legacy funds to supplement projects funded under this paragraph.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Repair or replace 90 non-compliant septic systems, resulting in a decreased annual pollutant load in the Lake Superior Watershed of 3.04 Tons sediment (TSS), 306 Lbs Phosphorous, 1,218 Lbs Nitrates, and 11,079 BOD5 Lbs/year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Lake County are:
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lake County
Administered By
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