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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 […]

Upcoming Smart Salting Trainings

It’s fall in Minnesota, which means it is time to start thinking about preparing for the upcoming winter! Those that take part in winter maintenance should look into Smart Salting trainings to learn practical winter maintenance while minimizing environmental impacts. This could be county, city, or state plow drivers; private winter maintenance staff and contractors; […]

Minnesota is Septic Smart – New SSTS Annual Report

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued its latest subsurface sewage sewage treatment systems (SSTS) annual report just in time for SepticSmart Week. The overall compliance rate of septic systems for 2020 is estimated to be 81% (505,300 systems), which is an increase from 77% in 2011. This exceeds the Clean Water Council’s strategic plan […]

Septic Smart Week 2021 – Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

This week, September 20-25th, is SepticSmart Week! SepticSmart Week is an annual event in which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates a week that is focused on how homeowners and renters can care for and maintain their septic systems. Many homes, as well as businesses, in Anoka County are served by septic systems. It […]

North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area Update

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has designated an area in the north and east portions of the metro region as the North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA), which includes Washington and Ramsey counties, along with portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties. The Anoka County communities in the GWMA are Blaine, Centerville, […]

Public Hearing – Lower Rum River Watershed Management Plan

The Lower Rum River Watershed Management Organization (LRRWMO) Board of Managers will host a public hearing on the draft LRRWMO 2022-2031 Watershed Management Plan on Thursday, September 16, 2021 as part of the Board of Managers meeting. The hearing will start at 8:15 am, or shortly thereafter, at Anoka City Hall (2015 First Avenue, Anoka). […]

MDH Source Water Protection Grants

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has two new grant opportunities that are now available. There are two different grants for different types of public water supply systems: one for community and nontransient noncommunity public water supply systems and one for transient noncommunity public water supply systems. The deadline for applications for both grants is […]

Summer Water News

State and local agencies have published various newsletters and bulletins throughout this summer. Below is a recap of some of the largest water-related publications issued over the past few months. Click on the link to the publication to read it, and be sure to subscribe to its email list if you enjoy its content! Minnesota […]

Summer 2021 Anoka County Well Water Testing

With the Government Center remaining closed to the public beyond the first floor, the Anoka County Well Water Testing program will continue to operate on a limited basis. However, we will resume accepting samples for arsenic and manganese testing, in addition to the sanitary analysis (bacteria and nitrate). Please see below for full details. Anoka […]

Recent Publications and Annoucements

There have been a number of water-related publications that may be of interest to Anoka County agencies, municipalities, residents, and others released in the past few weeks. Additionally, a couple of announcements were made by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Annoucements: The MPCA is hosting a live […]

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