Stormwater Reuse Guide


  • $87,470


  • Completed December 30, 2011


The Metropolitan Council Stormwater Reuse Guide introduces effective alternative techniques for stormwater reuse for the purpose of reducing demand on Twin Cities metropolitan area potable water supplies.  Tailored for city planners, engineers, and green thinkers, the Guide provides step-by-step instructions that describe how to bring a stormwater reuse project from concept, to assessment, to implementation.  A stepwise series of tools are provided to characterize the source stormwater, identify the intended use, assess the feasibility of the concept, and then select and implement the appropriate collection, storage, treatment, and distribution components of the project.  The Guide is designed to be visually appealing and easy to navigate, both electronically and on paper.  The Guide is a creation of the Metropolitan Council in partnership with CDM Smith, Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), and Hoisington Koegler Group.



  • Communities are able to more easily evaluate and adopt stormwater best management practices that meet stormwater infrastructure goals while simultaneously benefiting water supply planning through reduction in potable demand. 
  • Support is provided for evaluating the feasibility of reusing stormwater as part of the effort to rebalance regional and sub-regional water use