Planning for the Future

Minneapolis skyline, with the Mississippi River in the foreground.Environmental Services is continually looking to the future and working holistically to ensure clean water for future generations. Water resources have sustained this region for millennia — and wise planning now can ensure a water-rich future. Our water resources planning integrates wastewater, water supply, and surface water with the goal of protecting, conserving, and utilizing the region's groundwater and surface water. As we plan for the future and work to protect the region's water resources, we ensure that wastewater collection and treatment is competitive for cost and quality, and we invest in our workforce to build and retain a diverse and skilled team.