The 2005 Minnesota Legislature passed a measure that directs the Met Council to carry out planning activities addressing the water supply needs of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. To assist the Met Council in its planning activities, the legislature established the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee. The advisory committee, which was instrumental in the development of the Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan, meets regularly to discuss plan implementation and other relevant water supply topics.
In 2022, the committee produced and approved this guide for decision makers on how to approach priority water supply challenges in the coming years: Recommendations for Water Supply Planning in the Metro Area (PDF). It emphasizes conservation, interjurisdictional cooperation, and long-term sustainability. The report was shared with Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Legislature in February 2022.