Municipal drinking water quality reports are available

Drinking water is safe at Anoka County’s community water supply systems, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Drinking Water Annual Report 2013. Each year, cities publish reports on the results of water quality tests of their water system. The 2013 water quality reports summarize testing results for 2013 (Jan 1 to December 31). The reports describe where the drinking water comes from and what is in it. Groundwater, from wells, is the source of drinking water for Anoka County public water suppliers (except Columbia Heights and Hilltop).

Safe Drinking Water Act. This year (2014) marks the 40th anniversary since the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Anoka County public and municipal water suppliers have kept their users safe from water-borne diseases and harmful pollutants through regular testing and addressing water pollution before it reaches their water wells. See the Safe Drinking Water Act 40th Anniversary (YouTube video, 6:43).

Municipal Wellhead Protection.  Community water suppliers are implementing wellhead protection programs to manage potential sources of soils and groundwater pollution near their wells.  Residents and businesses within a Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA) that is near municipal wells are in a unique position to protect the source of the community’s drinking water – the groundwater below. To see if you are in a DWSMA go to the Anoka County Wellhead Protection map application.

You have a home well? Anoka County Environmental Services recommends that you test the safety of your drinking water annually. Go to the Well Water Testing website.

Customers that want a copy of their water system’s annual report (normally published before July) may check the utility website or request a copy from their water supplier:

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