|Kraemer Mining and Materials, in partnership with the State of Minnesota, and the cities of Burnsville and Savage, MN are constructing a Surface Water Treatment Plant to produce additional drinking water for the Cities of Burnsville and Savage.|
Kraemer Mining and Materials, and the cities of Burnsville and Savage, MN, after several years of planning, study, analysis have come to a true win-win solution to convey and treat the water upwelling in the Kraemer Quarry for drinking water in the cities of Burnsville and Savage.
The limestone quarry in northern Burnsville needs to dewater high quality groundwater upwelling in their quarry by pumping it into the Minnesota River. The Surface Water Treatment Plant will capture and treat up to 4 million gallons of surface water daily to meeting growing demand for water in both cities. It will also provide an environmental benefit by lessening the need for the cities to drill for groundwater and protect nearby Calcareous Fens.
The environmental stewardship of the project continues with the structure itself, which will include the first green roof in the City of Burnsville. Recently the City of Burnsville Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project won the prestigious 2009 Minnesota Environmental Initiative Award for Natural Resource Protection and Restoration. Burnsville's Surface Water Treatment Plant project also earned an Award for Municipal Excellence from the National League of Cities.
The project was funded by the State of Minnesota, Kraemer Mining and Materials and the cities of Burnsville and Savage and the plant is owned by the City of Burnsville. The Groundbreaking was held in August 2008 and the facility began operations July of 2009.