Hugo and Forest Lake find innovative ways to Reduce, Reuse & Replenish

Like most suburban communities, the City of Hugo uses nearly half of its municipal water supply to provide some form of irrigation. Unlike most communities, the city is telling residents in some neighborhoods to go ahead and keep the sprinklers running. It’s not that Hugo wants to waste water. In fact, the city is keenly…

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Training the next generation to be “Keepers of the Trees”

The sun shines on a May morning and 23 tiny children gather round, faces up-turned, smiling and eager to begin the day. Kim Lawler, a team leader with Tree Trust, and Joan Nichols, a Master Water Steward in-training, stand before the children with a young white oak that the students will soon plant in a…

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DiaSorin Saves Money and Cuts Water Waste With Help From MnTAP

Stillwater, Minnesota business DiaSorin has cut water loss by 3.7 million gallons per year and will save $27,400 per year as a result.

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Making Better Use of Rainwater at CHS Field

Though it may seem common-sense to make use of rainwater that would otherwise run off into storm sewers connecting to the Mississippi River, stormwater reuse is actually a rather new technology in Minnesota.

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Saving up from a rainy day

Collecting and saving rainwater for later use is a practice that used to be common, back when Old Cottage Grove was just plain Cottage Grove.

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Local cities adapt to changing water availability

Redesigned stormwater ponds at Eagle Valley and Prestwick Golf Courses reuse runoff water from the road to water the golf course greens instead of pumping new water from the aquifer.

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