Metropolitan Council stormwater reuse experts Ali Elhassan and Brian Davis will join MPR News Wednesday at noon to take your questions about making better use of stormwater.
As concerns increase about how much water Minnesotans are pumping out of the ground for domestic, agricultural, industrial and other uses, one idea that can reduce that pressure on groundwater is to use stormwater more effectively before sending it down the Mississippi River.
Several municipalities in the region have developed stormwater reuse projects to collect rain falling in their communities. They use it during dry summer and fall periods to water city-owned lawns, ballfields and other landscaping more traditionally maintained by purchased water. (Metropolitan Council)