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Upper Villa Park Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse

Lake McCarrons is an 81-acre lake located in the southeast corner of Roseville. A popular 15-acre county park situated along the eastern side of the lake is located adjacent to the Villa Park Wetland system, which is a significant subwatershed for the lake. CRWD obtained a grant to study and construct water quality BMPs to reduce the phosphorus loading on the Villa Park system that drains to Lake McCarrons. SRF studied the contributing watershed and recommended locations and treatment measures to reduce the loading by a minimum of 45 pounds of phosphorus a year – a 28 percent reduction in the upstream loading.

SRF worked with CRWD and the City of Roseville to recommend and assess potential solutions. The preferred alternative was to place a large underground infiltration system within the B-Dale softball field area in Upper Villa Park. To supplement the underground infiltration system, CRWD obtained additional funding to design and construct an underground concrete stormwater retention tank that is used to pump stormwater for ball field irrigation. This water harvesting and reuse system includes a predictive, adaptive management system that proactively draws down the water level in the underground tank based on electronic weather prediction data from the National Weather Service. It is predicted that up to 53 pounds of total phosphorus per year will be removed.

SRF prepared final construction documents that included an underground concrete tank with an irrigation system, an infiltration chamber for excess water, a predictive management system to capture more runoff from the system and facilitate tank health, and a monitoring system installed in cooperation with the MPCA to monitor water quality from the infiltration system. We also shepherded the project through construction.

SRF has also completed a rendering that was used in educational signing for use by the CRWD both on-site and on-line.

Capitol Region Watershed District and City of Roseville
Roseville, Minnesota
Resilience & Sustainability
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