Studies, Projects & Workgroups

The Council--in collaboration with communities, other government agencies, the University of Minnesota, and other partners--is engaged in numerous studies and projects to identify key water supply issues and their solutions.

This work will help ensure that the metro region has adequate water supplies now and in the future, as our region grows and is impacted by climate and environmental changes.

Ongoing Studies & Projects

Completed Studies & Projects

Water Supply Work Groups

Map of water supply work groups

Water Supply Work Groups help address water supply issues in the Metro region.

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Workgroups

Workgroups are facilitated by the Metropolitan Council to help communities, industries, and other community groups work together to address potential or on-going water supply issues.

Northeast Metro

Members include: Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbus, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Mahtomedi, North St. Paul,     St. Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township
Concerns addressed by group: The effects of increased groundwater pumping on surface water features and find a regionally sustainable solution for water supply.

Projects:

Interest in participating? Contact David Brown david.brown@metc.state.mn.us

Southeast Metro

Members include: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul
Concerns addressed by the group: Find a regionally sustainable solution for water supply.

Projects:

Interest in participating? Contact David Brown david.brown@metc.state.mn.us

Seminary Fen

Members include: Chanhassen and Chaska
Concerns addressed by the group: The effects of groundwater pumping on the Seminary Fen.

Interest in participating? Contact Lanya Ross Lanya.ross@metc.state.mn.us

Northwest Metro

Members include: Andover, Anoka (inactive), Blaine (inactive), Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin (inactive), Coon Rapids, Corcoran (inactive), Dayton (inactive), Fridley, Maple Grove, Medina (inactive), Minneapolis, Ramsey, Rogers (inactive), and St. Francis (inactive)
Concerns addressed by the group: Find a regionally sustainable solution for water supply.

Projects

Interest in participating? Contact David Brown david.brown@metc.state.mn.us

South Washington County

Members include: Bayport, Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo, Newport, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Woodbury
Concerns addressed by the group: Find a regionally sustainable solution for water supply.

Interest in participating? Contact Ali Elhassan ali.elhassan@metc.state.mn.us

Southwest Metro

Members include: Burnsville, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee, Credit River Township, and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Concerns addressed by the group: Find a regionally sustainable solution for water supply.

Interest in participating? Contact Brian Davis brian.davis@metc.state.mn.us