In response to the state's pandemic emergency, Metropolitan Council critical services continue to be available, though our facilities are closed to walk-in traffic and many staff are working remotely. Council public meetings are available for the public to follow remotely.
More about the Met Council response to COVID-19
in Clean Water
The Metropolitan Council supports communities and state agencies to address sustainable drinking water challenges in the region.
Sustainable water supplies depend on:
Reliable data and tools
to help communities
make sound local
Promoting wise water use
to minimize costs for communities.
Helping the region maximize the use of existing infrastructure and investments within sustainable limits of the resources.
Bringing together communities, agencies,
and other partners to
meet current and future demand.
Increased Collaboration: Community participation in sub-regional water supply work groups increased 65% from 2005-2016.
Water Efficiency: Many communities have participated in and benefited from Council projects. From 2013 to 2018, twenty-six MnTAP projects saved partners millions of gallons and dollars.
Implementation of Sustainable Approaches: An increasing number of communities and businesses are exploring and implementing surface water, stormwater, and wastewater reuse.
Improved Project Implementation: Communities’ comprehensive plans goals are supported by local water supply and source water protection projects.
Informed Decisions: Technical studies and data inform local and regional water supply decision-making, to ensure supplies of drinking water are adequate for current and future population.
Regional groundwater modeling
Technical analyses supporting long-term reliability
Grant funds to communities to reduce water use
Helps groundwater using industries and organizations save water and money