Resources & Tools for Water Conservation
- The Federal government has been a leader in developing Best Management Practices for Institutional Facilities
- EPA has Guidelines for Water Reuse
- MPCA Groundwater Protection Recommendations Report
- EPA WaterSense Program WaterSense at Work
MnTAP Publications on Water and Wastewater Loading
- Assessing the Opportunity and Barriers for Water Conservation by Private Industrial Water Users
- Industrial Water Conservation in the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area
- P2 for Industrial Wastewater Dischargers in the Upper Mississippi River Basin Using City-wide Inventories
- Cost Effective Pollution Prevention Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in the Minnesota and Lower Mississippi River Basins
Associations & Training Opportunities
At some point you may need more information, need to ask questions, or find out what others think about a situation. Take advantage of opportunities to get connected with expertise. Talking to peers and suppliers to your industry through membership in a trade association can help you solve problems.
- American Water Works Association. AWWA is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.
- Federal Energy Management Program. FEMP provides agencies and organizations with the information, tools, and assistance they need to achieve their energy-related requirements and goals through specialized initiatives, including water management training.
- Freshwater Society. The mission of the non-profit Freshwater Society is to promote the conservation, protection and restoration of all freshwater resources by inviting the participation and support of individuals, associations, business and industry, institutions, educators, and government in these activities.
- Central States Water Environment Association. This regional chapter for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) serves Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public.
- Minnesota Rural Water Association. A non-profit association staffed with full-time personnel trained to offer professional on-site technical assistance and training to water and wastewater system personnel in managerial, financial, and operation and maintenance of systems, as well as source water protection.
- Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association. This professional organization helps state, regional, and local agencies make decisions. Its goals are to inform and encourage others to take an active role in water quality issues and to support our members’ efforts in improving water quality.
- Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. The water supply planning group provides and advises on regional water supply issues.