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Well Water Testing Pledge

In a survey of over 1,700 well owners, 67% believed their well water was safe without any evidence to support it. You can protect your health (and your family’s) by getting your well water tested. The Private Well Class, in conjunction with 2024 National Groundwater Awareness Week, held March 10-16, 2024, is excited to announce the 9th annual Pledge […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Family Festival – Confluence, Oct. 16th

Looking for a fun outdoor activity this month? Don’t want to travel too far? Check out this upcoming event! The public is invited to Confluence: Coming Together for Art and Water. Confluence is a celebration of work for water with art activities, a singalong, printmaking, an interpretive hike by the river, games for kids (and […]

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