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Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Recipient
RESPEC
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to complete the calibration/validation process of Hydrologic Simulation FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed models for the Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Basin.

Recipient
Tetra Tech
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,000
Fund Source
The goal of this project is to construct, calibrate, and validate two Hydrologic Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed models: Lake Superior North and Lake Superior -South. The contractor will produce HSPF models that can readily be used to provide information to support conventional parameter Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). The contractor will clearly demonstrate that these models generate predicted output timeseries for hydrology, sediment, nutrients, and dissolved oxygen which are consistent with available sets of observed data.
Recipient
Tetra Tech
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to continue and finalize Hydrological Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model construction and complete the calibration/validation process. The consultants will produce HSPF watershed model applications for the Lake Superior North and Lake Superior South watersheds that can readily be used to provide information to support conventional parameter Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) projects.

Recipient
Science Museum of Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,883
Fund Source

Concern for Deer Yard and Poplar lakes centers on their current trends of decreasing water transparencies often associated with phosphorus or sediment increases. Although both lakes still meet nutrient goals, trends in Secchi depth may presage emerging issues with the state of the lakes. This has further led to questions whether the productivity of the lakes have changed over time, what the natural or historical condition of the lakes were, what the current trajectory of each lake is, and how to best set management goals.

Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,888
Fund Source

This project will complete the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) for the Lake Superior North watershed. Two segments of the Flute Reed River are impaired for aquatic life due to elevated turbidity and total suspended solids. The lower Poplar River is also listed as impaired but significant progress has occurred in the last 10 years. A TMDL and implementation plan have been completed for the lower Poplar River impairment. All other waters meet water quality standards and will be considered for protection measures.

Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Recipient
Sawtooth Outfitters
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,757
Fund Source

Reconstruct, redrill, rehabilitate well 402043 and install a screen below the casing to the bottom of well for pump protection.

Recipient
Bluefin Bay Resort
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,981
Fund Source
Seal 4 wells no longer in use
Recipient
Bluefin Bay Resort
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,106
Fund Source

Seal and grout 4 wells

Recipient
Cliff Dweller
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Remove and replace old filter system
Recipient
Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$948
Fund Source
Seal well; replace hand pump
Recipient
Cobblestone Cabins
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,974
Fund Source
Well construction, well sealing
Recipient
Solbakken Resort
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,088
Fund Source
Seal well; Treatment equipment and Lake pump system
Recipient
Temperance Landing Homeowners Association
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install surface water system to replace groundwater system
Recipient
Lutsen Resort Sea Villas
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,446
Fund Source
Construct new well
Recipient
Way of the Wilderness Canoe Outfitters
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new well
Recipient
Lutsen Resort Sea Villas
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,275
Fund Source
Sealing Well
Recipient
Sugarloaf Cove
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600
Fund Source
Seal a well
Recipient
Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Replace Septic System

Recipient
Cliff Dweller
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Septic tank replacement, replace lift station, surge storage and mound dosing tank controls. Replace mound drip distribution system with standard pressure distribution system.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/CDM Smith
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,694
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,006
Fund Source

The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with CDM Smith and HKGi consultants, reorganized and expanded the water conservation tools on the water supply planning pages of the Metropolitan Council’s website. The revised toolbox was organized into an online, web-based guide format. These tools are supplemented with fact sheets and case studies that serve to educate and provide useful information to support water conservation programs and activities.