St. Cloud Stormwater Treatment Project
This project targets an older residential area that does not have permanent water quality practices. Storm water presently runs directly to the Mississippi River using out of date and under-sized infrastructure. Expanding upon a very successful pilot program for retro-fitting storm water treatment practices in residential neighborhoods, rain gardens will be strategically placed to maximize water quality benefits for each dollar spent. Each rain garden will have a pre-treatment device to help achieve the cost-effective long-term water quality goals of the City.
Homeowners will match a portion of the cost by donating a portion of their property that falls within the right-of-way for the installation of rain gardens. They are also responsible for planting, mulching and maintaining the plants until established. The City designs, oversees construction, and commits to long-term maintenance of the rain gardens. The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District will work with the landowner on design, plant selection, practice certification, and grant administration. In addition to reducing the amount of sediment and phosphorous reaching the Mississippi River, rain gardens in residential areas improve pollination habitat, visual interest, and neighborliness. The process will also have a civic engagement focus before, during, and after the project.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce Phosphorus by 8 pounds/year, Sediment by 1 tons/year and runoff volume by 75 acre-feet/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 1 ton of sediment per year and 7 lb. of phosphorus per year
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.