Report on Clean Water Fund spending

Clean Water Fund report cards are about water

Clean Water Fund dollars come from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that Minnesotans passed in 2008. The Legacy Amendment increased the state sales tax by three-eighths of 1% beginning on July 1, 2009, and continuing until 2034; the Clean Water Fund receives 33% of the revenue. The funds are used for water management activities such as monitoring, planning, and on-the-ground restoration and protection activities. The report helps Minnesotans understand connections between Clean Water funds invested, actions taken, and outcomes achieved.

Check out the report, the summary document, and the metadata sheets at Minnesota's Legacy website.

In addition, you can learn more about the history of the report in these two documents:

PDF icon Clean Water Tracking Framework Report (wq-gen1-05a)

HTML icon Developing an effectiveness tracking and reporting framework for implementing the Clean Water Legacy Act

 

Highlights of 2016 report

Benefit to watersheds statewide. For FY10-15, nearly all 80 watersheds benefited from Clean Water Fund supported activities. Implementation activities comprise the largest portion of spending in watersheds statewide.

Dollars leveraged. $154 million was leveraged by Clean Water Funds in FY10-15, or 96 cents for every implementation dollar invested.

Working with partners. About 80% of grant and contract awards are for implementation activities; 47% of total FY10-15 appropriations were awarded to non-state agency partners.

Highlights of 2014 report

Benefit to watersheds statewide. For FY10-13, nearly all Minnesota's watersheds benefited from Clean Water Fund supported activities. Implementation activities comprise the largest portion of spending in watersheds statewide.

Dollars leveraged. $106 million was leveraged by Clean Water Funds in FY10-13, or $1.16 for every implementation dollar invested.

Working with partners. About 84% of grant and contract awards are for implementation activities; 43% of total FY10-13 appropriations were awarded to non-state agency partners.

PDF icon Clean Water Report Performance Report

Highlights of 2012 report

Dollars leveraged. For every state dollar invested in implementation activities, an additional $1.45 was leveraged through local and federal partnerships.

Requests for clean-up funds are about 3 times greater than the money available.

Nitrates. Drinking water protection efforts are on track, but there is a growing concern about nitrate levels in new wells and in certain vulnerable aquifers.

PDF icon Clean Water Fund Performance Report (2012) - Summary