Washington County Municipal Water Coalition


  • $145,607 estimated total


  • Completed Fall 2016


The Metropolitan Council in cooperation with cities within Washington County conducted a strategic planning study towards the long term sustainability of water resources within Washington County. The scope of work specifically included the cities of Bayport, Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo, Newport, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, St. Paul Park, and Woodbury, referred to here as the Washington County Municipal Water Coalition.

The objective of this study was to document the existing source water and supply conditions, identify opportunities for sustainable approaches to water use, and complete an evaluation of multiple options that may be available to increase long term water supply and efficient use of water resources. This study assessed the costs, barriers, and the potential benefits of alternative sustainable water supply and water use approaches within the study area. The scope of this study was developed in cooperation with stakeholders in the area, with the intent of identifying and evaluating potential options that are locally relevant.


Final Report: Washington County Municipal Water Coalition (PDF, 27 MB)


  • The Coalition obtained information about the estimated cost of water supply alternatives in the study area.