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Water Conservation Workshop

Minnesota GreenStep Cities

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)

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Groundwater modeling is showing that Minnesota’s current water use cannot be sustained into the future. Please join your peers from other MN cities -- either in person or online -- to learn how cities are and can help residents and businesses to cut water use/costs and save money. Hear about the Met Council’s Water Conservation Toolbox, the EPA’s WaterSense Program, city efforts in Centerville, Eden Prairie and Rogers, and order free toilet leak-finder tablets and deeply discounted spray valves & faucet aerators.


May 21, 2013: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

At the League of Minnesota Cities: 145 University Ave. W., St. Paul

Remote participants connect from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. only at https://epa.connectsolutions.com/cary



9:00     Introductions

Water conservation in GreenStep best practices


9:15     Water Conservation: Why Bother? Threats and Opportunities 

Lanya Ross, Met Council


9:30     Met Council toolbox

Lanya Ross, Met Council

9:55     CERTS Splash joint purchasing & MPCA toilet leak-finder tablets


10:00   EPA WaterSense Program: Water-efficient Products and Services

Webinar by Cary McElhinney



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10:45   5 min. break


10:50:  Panel on Accomplishments in Cities

  • Centerville (LMC 2012 City of Excellence Award Winner): downtown redevelopment fostered by stored stormwater for park irrigation. City engineer.
  • Rogers (a GreenStep city): conservation program to delay costs of a new well by assuring top 20 commercial water users have rain sensors. Trevor Drake, past GreenCorps member.
  • Eden Prairie (a GreenStep City): water rates fund appliance rebates, education and web-delivered customer water use history. Regina Rojas, planner.   


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League of Minnesota Cities
145 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)

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