Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)

The Joint Powers Water Utility is a Pioneer in Minnesota

The Joint Powers Water Board constructed what is referred to as aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). It is the first such system in Minnesota. The primary purpose is to provide adequate storage capacity of treated water without the need to build additional treatment plants and water towers. We take already treated/filtered water from the distribution system during the slower winter months, pump it into the ground to be pumped back out during the summer peak water demands. This results in a tremendous cost savings to you, our customer.