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Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) - What a difference two years makes!

Posted By MNLA eNews, Wednesday, December 23, 2015

From Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Weekly Digest Bulletin

Since the MIDS project was completed two years ago, several entities using the work products shared their uses and successes at the Water Resources conference held on October 14, 2015 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

  • John Hanson, Valley Branch Watershed District Administrator, presented on how the District is using the MIDS performance goals. Valley Branch is the first organization to adopt the MIDS performance goals.
  • Representing the city of Blaine, a regulated MS4, Jim Hafner said the city has adopted MIDS to meet their MS4 requirements and that the city, along with the two watershed districts they are in, use the MIDS calculator for all new projects.
  • Mike Isensee, from the Middle St. Croix Water Management Organization, announced they had received a Clean Water Land and Legacy grant to work with up to 10 communities in the watershed to adopt MIDS.
  • Michele Wigern, speaking on behalf of the Fairbault Soil and Water Conservation District, said the District uses the MIDS calculator and best management practices in the stormwater manual for guidance and grant applications.
  • Jay Michels, a consultant representing Emmons and Olivier, said the organization has taken MIDS on the road to other states and to Canada.
  • MIDS was also recently included in the Environmental Quality Board's Water Policy Report. Goal 2 of the report is to manage our built environment to protect water and includes adoption of the MIDS work products as the system change that is needed to manage runoff.

Find out how other watershed districts, watershed management organizations and cities have adopted MIDS in various ways on the Community Assistance page.

If you have adopted MIDS into your programs, please contact Anne Gelbmann ( and your organization will be listed in the stormwater manual.

Tags:  irrigation  MIDS  minimal impact design standards  MPCA  stormwater management  sustainability  water management 

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