MASTER WATER SUPPLY PLAN

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan provides a framework for sustainable long-term water supply planning at the local and regional level. The plan provides communities in the region with planning assistance for water supply in a way that:

  • Recognizes local control and responsibility for owning, maintaining and operating water supply systems
  • Is developed in cooperation and consultation with municipal water suppliers, regional stakeholders and state agencies
  • Protects critical habitat and water resources over the long term
  • Meets regional needs for a reliable, secure water supply
  • Highlights the benefits of integrated planning for stormwater, wastewater and water supply
  • Emphasizes and supports conservation and interjurisdictional cooperation, and
  • Provides clear guidance by identifying key challenges/issues/ considerations in the region and available approaches (without dictating (use prescribing) solutions).

The plan provides guidance so that communities can take the most proactive, cost effective approach to long term planning and permitting to ensure plentiful, safe, and affordable water that supports the prosperity and livability of the region for future generations.

 

2015 Master Water Supply Plan

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Full Report (134 pages, 152 MB PDF)

Appendix 1: Water Supply Profiles Appendix 2: Water Demand Projections (7 pages, 405KB PDF)
Appendix 3: 2040 Groundwater Model Projections (10 pages, 523KB PDF)
Appendix 4: Groundwater Optimization Modeling (19 pages, 993KB PDF)
Appendix 5: Community Highlights (5 pages, 177KB PDF)
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WHY WAS THE MASTER WATER SUPPLY PLAN BEING UPDATED?
The update was triggered by the update of the comprehensive development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, which was approved by the Metropolitan Council on May 28, 2014.
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