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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Announcements

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) put out two recent announcements: the final version of the 2021-2031 Watershed Management Plan is now available and the MWMO Executive Director Doug Snyder has announced his retirement. Over the last two years, the MWMO has been developing their 2021-2031 Watershed Management Plan. Throughout the process, the MWMO solicited […]

MDH White Paper on the Public Health Evaluation of Stormwater Reuse

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently released a public health white paper entitled Reuse of Stormwater and Rainwater in Minnesota: A Public Health Perspective. Water reuse is defined in the paper as: “The collection, storage, treatment, and use of stormwater, wastewater, and subsurface water. Stormwater reuse is also called ‘capture and use.’” As population […]

Stewardship Fund Grants from MWMO

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) offers Stewardship Fund Grants to support public efforts to manage stormwater, control pollution, and improve water quality and habitat. Two of these grants have upcoming deadlines: Planning Grants – March 11th, 2022 Community Grants – April 8th, 2022 If you have a project idea to improve water quality and […]

Upcoming Smart Salting Trainings – Jan/Feb 2022

There are several Smart Salting Training classes coming up this month and next month. Attend a Smart Salting Training and earn a certification by learning how to maintain safety while reducing infrastructure damage, saving money, and minimizing impact to the environment by reducing salt use. Keep reading for the dates and registration links! If you […]

Water Talk Newsletter – Floodplain and Shoreland Updates

At the end of the year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sent out a new edition of their Water Talk Newsletter. Water Talk is issued 4 to 6 times per year. Of particular interest to Know the Flow readers may be the announcement of 16 upcoming virtual trainings on various floodplain and shoreland […]

Recent Water News

A number of updates and announcements have been made recently, including some from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regarding the draft PFAS Monitoring Plan and the 2022 Ag-Urban Partnership Forum on Water Quality. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced the approval if $12.7 million in Clean Water Fund Grants as […]

Winter/Spring 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 […]

Stormwater and Wastewater News

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has recently published various newsletters and announcements relating to stormwater and wastewater including an edition of MN Stormwater News, an announcement about the the Draft PFAS monitoring plan for wastewater, and an edition of the On Point newsletter. MN Stormwater News MN Stormwater News is a quarterly newsletter published […]

Winter 2021-2022 Waterline

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released the Winter 2021-2022 edition of the Waterline this morning. The Waterline is a quarterly newsletter for water operators, city officials, and others interested in news related to public water systems in Minnesota. MDH has resumed in-person training for water operators and is looking forward to a full year […]

Resilience Grants and Draft PFAS Monitoring Plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) had two big announcements recently: the launch of $870,00 in climate resilience planning grants, and the release of the draft PFAS monitoring plan. Resilience Planning Grants The MPCA is providing $870,000 to Minnesota communities for assessing vulnerabilities and creating plans to adapt to the effects of climate change. The […]

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