Posted on: September 15, 2017

Brook Peterson Storm Water Reuse Project




This project was initially viewed as a component to meet water quality credits for Phase I of the Trunk Highway Five Corridor Improvements.  Upon reviewing the benefits, we decided to complete this as a secondary project to our current 10th Street Reuse Project in service adjacent the frontage roads of 10th Street and Market Place immediately south of Trunk Highway Five.

This system will consist of 3,000 lineal feet of reuse main, which was installed in calendar year 2016 with the sole purpose of transferring storm water from the Hunters Crossing Development pond to Brook Peterson Park.  Within Brook Peterson Park 15.3 Acres of Park land  - seven softball and two baseball fields -  will be irrigated. This includes Lions Field (see Figure No. 3).

A pump system site including buried structures, a pre-cast building housing electrical controls and pumping system, and a UV unit for disinfection will be located within the right of way of Waconia Parkway South, immediately east of Farmline Road (see plan sheet).

Construction of the project will take place from September 2017 through December of 2017. We intend to have this system in operation for the 2018 irrigation season at Brook Peterson Park.


Currently this 15.3 Acres of Park land are being irrigated through the use of potable drinking water.  As a result of this improvement we will be reducing the potable water demand by 2.8 Million Gallons per-year and the associated costs of high level treatment for human consumption.

Support of the storm water supply comes from an urbanized 82 Acre watershed shown in Figure No. 4.  This urbanized watershed was calculated to support a storm water supply value of 85 percent.  If it were deemed necessary potable water may be utilized as a back-up source.


As previously mentioned, we will initially see a reduction of potable water used as an irrigation source. We will also see benefits in Phosphorus reductions of 23.3 pounds and 4,240 pounds of Total Suspended Solids which benefit the Streams and Lakes of the community.


The improvements are supported by new storm water development fees as well as grant funding from Carver County Water Management Organization and the Metropolitan Council.  The total project costs are expected to be $593,000.00.


Individuals may contact Public Services regarding the project schedule and processes at 952-442-2615, or e-mail at publicservices@waconia.org. 

Project Partners:

Partners for this project include:

  • Metropolitan Council
  • Carver County Water Management Organization
  • Bolton and Menk


Plan Sheet

Figure 3

Figure 4

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