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Late Ice and Open Water Safety

The following DNR news release highlights the need to take lots of precaution with ice conditions this time of year. Stay safe! “As the winter-to-spring transition unfolds, the way people experience the change in seasons will be a little different this year. But while we stay close to home for our outdoors time and practice […]

Anoka County Not Accepting Water Samples

With the health and safety of county residents being of utmost concern, the Anoka County Board has decided to close all public-facing services until further notice. This will include the acceptance of water samples. It is not known at this time when sample acceptance is expected to resume. Please stay tuned to this website for […]

Noncommunity Public Water System COVID-19 Information

The following is a message from the Minnesota Department of Health to all Noncommunity Public Water Systems: “Owners and Operators of Noncommunity Public Water Systems: The COVID-19 outbreak has presented many challenges across the state. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Protection program recognizes that you face many pressures in running your facilities […]

One More Week to Register for the 2020 Children’s Water Festival

There is still time to sign up your 4th grade classes for the 2020 Metro Area Children’s Water Festival! Registration closes ONE WEEK from today – March 20th, so sign up today! The Metro Area Children’s Water Festival is open to all metro area 4th grade classes and homeschool students. The festival teaches children about […]

New Video – Our Groundwater Connection: Contamination

This past summer, the video “Our Groundwater Connection” was posted by the Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative. Yesterday, a second video was released, called “Our Groundwater Connection: Contamination”. This video builds on the information viewers learned from the first video, focusing on contamination. The video explains different sources of pollution, how pollutants travel and […]

Source Water Protection Grants Available

Two separate grant programs will be accepting applications between Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8 am and Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm. The two grant programs, both supporting source water protection, are: Plan Implementation Grant for community and nontransient noncommunity public water supply systems who have an MDH-approved Wellhead Protection Plan or an […]

We Are Water Exhibit at Science Museum

Now through March 22nd at the Science Museum of Minnesota, check out the We Are Water MN exhibit! The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. It strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water, exposes visitors to new perspectives, and increases participation in […]

2020 MnTAP Program Available

Business seeking to save money by conserving water and reducing wastewater discharges, energy use, or industrial waste are invited to apply to the University of Minnesota’s Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) Intern Program. Applications are being accepted now for 2020. The internship program is supported by the Met Council’s water supply planning department, using Clean Water, […]

2020 Children’s Water Festival Registration Now Open

Attention 4th grade teachers! Sign up your 4th grade classes NOW for the 2020 Metro Area Children’s Water Festival!  4th grade teachers can sign up their classes for the 2020 Metro Area Children’s Water Festival starting now. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 20th, 2020. The Metro Area Children’s Water Festival is open […]

New MDA Groundwater Protection Rule – Restriction Areas Map Available

Areas where the application of nitrogen fertilizer in the fall or on frozen soils will be restricted have been determined. These areas include much of Anoka County (see the image below). This restriction is part of the new Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Groundwater Protection rule (Minnesota Rules Chapter 1573). The rule minimizes potential sources […]

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