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Spring/Summer 2022 Well Water Testing

The Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services Department helps Anoka County residents protect their drinking water. One way to assure safe, quality drinking water is by having it tested. It is recommended to test for bacteria and nitrate on an annual basis. The Anoka County Well Water Testing program will continue to operate on […]

Last Chance to Register for In-Person 2022 Metro Children’s Water Festival

Registration for the in-person version of the 2022 Metro Children’s Water Festival closes this Friday, April 1 – don’t wait! Click here to register now! Join the Metro Children’s Water Festival planning committee for the festival’s 25th anniversary and help celebrate 25 years of water education! This year’s festival will be offered both in person […]

MPCA Updates

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released a variety of newsletters, reports, and plans so far this month. We’ll highlight just some of this important information – be sure to subscribe to any updates you are interested in from the MPCA by clicking here. This post will include the Waterfront Bulletin, the Brownfield Program […]

It’s World Water Day!

Every year on March 22, we celebrate World Water Day! This annual observance was started in 1993 by the United Nations. In addition to celebrating water, World Water Day raises awareness of the 2 billion people across the world currently living without access to safe water. The United Nations has a goal of water and […]

Registration Open for Metro Children’s Water Festival – In-Person, Virtual Options

It’s that time of year again – registration is now open for the free 2022 Metro Children’s Water Festival! Don’t wait to apply – registration for the in-person option closes April 1, 2022. Additionally, this year is the festival’s 25th anniversary, celebrating 25 years of water education! The Metro Children’s Water Festival will be available […]

It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week!

This week (March 6-12, 2022) is National Groundwater Awareness Week (#GWAW on social media). Created by the National Groundwater Association, #GWAW helps remind private well owners to test their water and inspect their well. Private well owners are responsible for testing their water to ensure it is safe to drink. It is recommended to test […]

New and Upcoming Smart Salting Trainings

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced a new type of Smart Salting training, this time for local leaders. In the 90-minute workshop, local decision makers will learn about the impacts of chloride and specific action steps for policy changes that reduce salt pollution in communities. The MPCA also announced upcoming sessions for Parking […]

February Water News

Even though it is winter, there is still a lot going on in the water world! Below we’ll discuss some recent announcements, publications, and updates. If there are specific newsletters that interest you, be sure to subscribe to them so you never miss an issue! MN Stormwater News Last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency […]

Source Water Protection Grant Announcement

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced the next round of Source Water Protection grants. These include: Plan Implementation Grant Noncommunity Transient Grant See the sections below for more information! Both grants will accept applications from Tuesday, March 1st at 8:00 am until Thursday, March 31st at 4:30 pm. Plan Implementation Grant The Plan […]

January 2022 Newsletters

As usual, there were many water-related newsletters and announcements in the month of January. In this post, we’ll talk about just a few. If there are specific newsletters that interest you, be sure to subscribe to them so you never miss an issue! Water Talk Newsletter Water Talk, a newsletter issued by the MN Department […]

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