St. Cloud State University Q Parking Lot Pollution Reduction Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$196,586
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Stearns SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$196,586
Other Funds Leveraged
$51,568
Direct expenses
$196,586
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.04
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

BWSR Bioretention Estimator

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 12 lb. of phosphorus per year and 2 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Stearns SWCD are: Chuck Uphoff, David Brinkman, David Weller, Larry Salzer, Tom Gregory
Project Overview

The Q-Lot at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) is an 8 acre (1,000 spaces) gravel and asphalt parking lot. The parking lot's surface is impervious, which means it doesn't allow for rainfall or snow melt to soak into the ground. Instead, the water runs off directly into storm sewers, taking with it sediment, bacteria, automotive fluids and other pollutants which flow straight into the Mississippi River. SCSU staff has frequently witnessed plumes of sediment the color of chocolate milk where the storm sewer discharges into the river. This project's goal is to reduce the pollutant load (chocolate milk colored discharge) currently entering the river from Q-Lot by capturing and treating the first inch of rainfall in a treatment train of best management practices, including bioretention basins or infiltration trenches.

Project Manager
First Name
Wayne
Last Name
Cymbaluk
Organization Name
Stearns SWCD
Street Address
110 2nd Street S
City
Waite Park
State
MN
Zip Code
56387
Phone
320-251-7800
Email
wayne.cymbaluk@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp