Water Efficiency Grant Program

In Clean Water
Fund Expenditures

The Metropolitan Council has been awarded funds from the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to provide grants to communities to support the purchase and installation of products that reduce water use.

Biennial appropriations (2020 – 2021)

  • $375,000 per year
  • 40 communities received grants though 2022


The water demand reduction program leverages State and local funding to expand the impact of water efficiency efforts across the Metro Area. The program promotes:

Installation of more efficient indoor
water fixtures such as toilets, washing machines, and faucets​
More efficient outdoor water use through improved irrigation practices and technology​
19 communities participated in the 2015-2017 Water Efficiency Grant Program. Savings included:


washing machines replaced


toilets replaced


irrigation controllers replaced


total rebates


annual gallons saved