Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Drinking Water Security and Resiliency Study
Phase 1: Background and Discovery
The goal of the Metropolitan Council’s (Council) Water Supply Planning unit is to support metro area communities in providing safe, reliable drinking water under normal conditions and in the event of an emergency to continue achieving orderly and economic development. The purpose of this study is to develop resources that assist water supply systems in making sound decisions regarding their growth, infrastructure planning, and water shortage mitigation with an emphasis on the security and resiliency of their system to meet their customer’s demands.
Phase 1 of the study provided a baseline analysis of the resiliency status of the water supply systems and infrastructure that provide metro area residents with safe and reliable drinking water. Subsequent phases of the project will build upon the baseline analysis to potentially develop tools and information for community use to strengthen the security and resiliency of their system.
- Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Drinking Water Security and Resiliency - Phase 1 Memorandum
- A baseline understanding of the security and resiliency of the drinking water supply and an identification of any gaps in information
- Proposed next steps to further the study for Phase 2