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 an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) system, which is the first such system in the state of Minnesota. The primary purpose of the ASR is to provide adequate storage capacity of treated water without the need to build additional treatment plants and water towers. The ASR takes already treated/filtered water from the distribution system during the slower winter months and pump it into the ground to be pumped back out during the summers peak water demands. This system results in a tremendous cost savings to our customers.