MEETING OF THE
METROPOLITAN AREA WATER SUPPLY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday | March 22, 2017
Council Chambers | 1:00 PM
|Sandy Rummel, Chair
||Metropolitan Council District 11
||Department of Natural Resources
||Department of Health
||City of Chanhassan
||City of Hugo
||Pollution Control Agency
||St. Paul Regional Water Services
||City of Savage
||Department of Agriculture
||City of Minneapolis
||City of Minnetonka
||City of New Brighton
NOTE: Quorum = 9
Voting = Majority of quorum present must vote in favor of an item for it to pass
1:00 CALL TO ORDER
1:05 APPROVAL OF AGENDA
January 25, 2017
1:07 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
regular meeting of the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee.
1:10 TAC UPDATE
TAC Chair Mark Maloney will provide an update from that committee’s March 7, 2017 meeting including discussion of technical analyses and data needs.
1. Delivery of MAWSAC Report to Metropolitan Council, Legislature – Lanya Ross, Metropolitan Council
Summarize the process to share MAWSAC’s report on water supply planning activities to the Metropolitan Council, legislature,
and local stakeholders. Electronic versions of the report and a supporting presentation will be shared.
2. Legislative Update – Leisa Thompson, Metropolitan Council
An update will be provided about the 2017 legislative session including possible impacts to water supply planning in the metro area.
3. PFASs in Washington County – Virginia Yingling, Minnesota Department of Health
Virginia Yingling will provide information about poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in Washington County. Legacy site
contamination of groundwater across a large portion of the county was found to have impacted water supplies of over 140,000
residents. This presentation will discuss the approach taken by MDH to address emerging contaminant sites while trying to
respond to immediate public concerns, some of the strategies employed, and on-going issues related to the gaps in knowledge
about many PFASs that still exist.
4. Washington County Municipal Coalition: Water Supply Feasibility Assessment County – Chris Larson, S.E.H.
Chris Larson will provide information regarding a recent study conducted in collaboration with communities in southern Washington
County. This technical assessment provides information about the capital and operational costs, as well as potential benefits of
alternative approaches to water supply in Washington County. Reuse of water from pollution containment wells was one of four
approaches considered in this effort.
5. Policy Discussion of Technical Analyses/Data Collection – Dave Brown/Lanya Ross, Metropolitan Council
Lanya Ross and Dave Brown will lead the group in a discussion of policy considerations, informed in part by TAC’s discussion
of technical analyses and data collection. Part of MAWSAC’s role is to shape policy that supports the development and
maintenance of a base of technical information for sound water supply decisions.
2:50 UPCOMING MAWSAC MEETINGS
1. Next meeting date and future meetings
2. Upcoming agenda items
* Additional materials included for items on published agenda
** Additional business items added following publication of agenda
*** Backup materials available at the meeting