Andover is protecting its drinking water

The Andover City Council believes that its residents deserve the best that the City has to offer.  The future of Andover’s water supply is the groundwater below its homes and businesses. The City is committed to providing sustainable and safe drinking water to residents now and in the future.

On July 15, 2014, Andover Public Works joined the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group to cooperate in protecting the source of the City’s drinking water with the cities of Anoka, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Fridley, Lexington, Lino Lakes and Spring Lake Park. Wellhead protection keeps groundwater and wells from being polluted. Anoka County Environmental Services and the Minnesota Department of Health have joined the Municipal Wellhead Protection Group to keep community water supplies safe.

Residents and property owners have their part in protecting the source of the City’s drinking water. Factories and landfills are regulated to keep them from polluting our natural resources. However, homes and businesses may also be a source of groundwater pollution. No one wants to be the source of the problem. Here are ways Andover residents can be part of the solution:

Andover residents and businesses are encouraged to do their part in the protection of the City’s drinking water supply. For more information contact Andover Public Works at 763-767-5180. The Andover Consumer Confidence Report summarizes the tests performed in 2013 showing that the drinking water meets federal Safe Drinking Water Standards.

Attention Andover private well owners. The City wants your drinking water to be safe too. You are encouraged to perform an annual water test (kits are available at City Hall) and maintain your home well in good condition (see the Well Owner’s Handbook).

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