MEETING OF THE
METROPOLITAN AREA WATER SUPPLY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)
Tuesday | September 6, 2016
Robert LLA | 1:00 PM
||City of Richfield
||City of Bloomington
||City of Woodbury
||City of Minneapolis
||City of Cottage Grove
||City of Shoreview
|G.H. Crystal Ng
||University of Minnesota
||City of Lakeville
||Minnesota Department of Health
||Shakopee Public Utilities
||U.S. Geological Survey
||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
||City of Ramsey
Determine next steps for TAC committee. Discuss specific tasks regarding MAWSAC and TAC workplan, as appropriate.
- Chair position formalized.
- Comments or ideas provided to MAWSAC/TAC subcommittee on 2017 Report.
- List of ideas for how TAC and MAWSAC might work together to determine roadmap or process for success.
- List of desired outcomes for a joint MAWSAC/TAC meeting.
- List of next steps or tasks for TAC committee.
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. APPROVAL OF CHAIR
Formalize approval of Mark Maloney as Chair
III. CALL MEETING TO ORDER BY CHAIR
IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
July 20, 2016
meeting of the Water Supply Technical Advisory Committee
VI. INFORMATION ITEMS
Presentation on “Reducing Water Use on Twin Cities Lawns through Assessment, Research, and Demonstration” – Brian Davis, Environmental Services and Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota
In the Twin Cities metropolitan area approximately 20% of all treated drinking water is used outdoors, with a majority being used on lawns and landscapes. The Metropolitan Council and University of Minnesota Extension are working to quantify the performance of existing Twin Cities landscape irrigation systems, compare these existing irrigation systems with water-efficient systems, and demonstrate to the public and to municipalities the benefits of switching to smart irrigation technologies including soil moisture and evapotranspiration sensors, and water efficient sprinkler heads
1. 2017 Report to Council, Legislative Water Commission, Legislators
This vision and future work is likely to be the focus of the group’s first official – statutorily required – task: a report. MAWSAC discussed the value of a summary document that highlights a strategic vision, builds on the Master Plan, IDs key actions needed in ~5 years to support the vision, and supports recommendations with local project and planning examples.Update on MAWSAC/TAC subcommittee
2. Road Map/Process Discussion
Begin discussion on how MAWSAC and TAC will, together, determine their road map and/or process to success. This will consider how TAC’s work and responsibilities will be developed in conjunction with MAWSAC’s work and responsibilities. Discuss components and desired outcomes of the joint MAWSAC/TAC meeting
VIII. REVIEW NEXT STEPS AND TASKS