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City Council Regular
Consider Adopting the Updated City of Coon Rapids Water Supply Plan
Sarah Greene, Administrative Assistant II
Staff requests City Council adopt the attached Water Supply Plan as required and approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Division of Ecological and Water Resources, and the Metropolitan Council.
The City's last Water Supply Plan (WSP) was approved by the DNR in 2006. In December 2015, the City retained WSB to assist staff in completing an updated WSP as required by the DNR. The WSP meets state regulations, and is intended to be a useful planning document throughout the next decade. The updated WSP is a planning document that addresses several key areas with respect to water use within the City and region, including:
Water Supply System Evaluation and Description
- An evaluation of the City's water system that encompasses the analysis of water demands, treatment and storage capacity within the distribution system, water sources and resiliency, future demand projections, resource protection and sustainability, and capital improvement planning.
Emergency Preparedness and Planning
- A procedural review for compliance with State and Federal requirements; including an emergency response plan, operational contingency plan, supply augmentation, allocation reduction and notification procedures, and enforcement.
Water Conservation Planning
- Outlines conservation initiatives the City has undertaken in the past, identifies key triggers and associated action steps for potential allocation and demand reductions, and planning strategies to track progress toward DNR stated conservation objectives.
Long Term Metropolitan Area Planning
- A review of consistency with the Met Council's 2040 land use plan, and long term projections for the City with respect to water demand, water supply, and potential coordination efforts for regional sourcewater protection.
The final WSP was submitted for DNR and Met Council review in early 2017, and was recently approved by both agencies. The DNR requires certification of adoption upon City Council's approval of the plan, and outlines regulatory reporting methods as the City works toward the goals described in the WSP.
Staff recommends City Council adopt the attached Water Supply Plan, and authorize the Certification of Adoption as required by the DNR.
Water Supply Plan
DNR Approval Letter
Certificate of Adoption
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