St. Anthony Stormwater Reuse System

This unique system captures, cleans and reuses stormwater runoff from a 15-acre area around St. Anthony Village’s city hall.

Overview

Project Details

City: St. Anthony

Type: MWMO Capital Project

Status: Completed

MWMO Funding: $1.2 million

Partners: City of St. Anthony Village; WSB & Associates

Staff Contact:
contacts@mwmo.org
612-746-4970

The MWMO funded a system to capture, clean and reuse stormwater runoff from a 15-acre area around St. Anthony Village’s city hall. Collected runoff is stored in a 500,000-gallon reservoir beneath a stormwater pond. The captured stormwater is used to irrigate a 20-acre site that includes a municipal park.

The system also captures filter backwash from the adjacent water treatment plant. In addition to reducing irrigation costs for the city, the system reduced the amount of phosphorus discharging to nearby surface waters by an estimated 77.5 percent.