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Storm Water Collection and Re-Use System

Gopher Resource embraces opportunities to demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility. In 2012, the company’s Eagan facility voluntarily invested nearly $5 million in a storm water collection and reuse distribution system. The project went live in 2013 and is truly groundbreaking.

Most storm water reuse projects are undertaken by municipalities. At the time of installation, Gopher Resource was likely the first industrial facility in Minnesota to capture and reuse storm water on such a large scale. The pond has a 4.6 million gallon capacity – significantly more than the minimum required.

In 2018 alone, the system replaced nearly 17 million gallons of water with collected storm water. Gallon for gallon, that is groundwater left in the aquifer.

In addition, Gopher Resource uses the storm water collection system to educate visitors about the many benefits of eco-friendly practices.

Gopher Resource is a company making a difference.