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Ramsey Conducting Feasibility Study of Water Treatment Plant

Back in 2019, the City of Ramsey detected manganese, an unregulated contaminant, in higher than recommended levels during routine water testing in some of the City wells. Since then, the City has been closely monitoring its water system for manganese and has reduced overall manganese levels by utilizing the City wells with the lowest levels […]

Minnesota Smart Salting Update

A new Minnesota Smart Salting Update from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now available. Articles included in this bulletin are: Spots still open! Free online MPCA Smart Salting trainings Hot off the press! New MPCA Smart Salting training intro video Still need your Roads certificate this year? Get it before the snow flies! […]

Well Sealing Cost-Share Opportunity

If you have an old well that you no longer use, you may be eligible for cost-share funding to seal it! Unused/unsealed wells could be direct conduits for pollution to reach our drinking water supply, so it is important to have them sealed by a professional. To qualify for up to 60% cost-share, unused/unsealed wells […]

North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area Update

The North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) advisory team met through an online meeting on May 29th. The following were the agenda items discussed at the meeting: An update on the implementation of the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area plan A discussion on the Governor’s Executive Orders as they relate to […]

North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area Meeting: Friday, May 29

The following is a message from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regarding the next meeting of the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) Advisory Team. The public are invited to attend. “The North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area Advisory Team will be meeting on Friday, May 29, 2020 through the […]

Fridley Commons Park Well Field Superfund Site Update

After many years of investigation, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) support the delisting of the Fridley Commons Park Well Field Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL).  The Fridley Commons Park Well Field site is an active well field with 8 municipal wells and the City […]

MWMO’s New “Path to the River” Tool

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) recently published a blog post about their new Path to the River tool, which is also embedded into their new stormwater Story Map. The tool allows residents to see exactly how water flows from their street into the river, including the path it takes, how fast it moves, and […]

North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area Update

The 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 this GWMA are Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, […]

WDE Landfill Update – Drum Layer Removal Complete

The WDE Landfill is a closed hazardous waste pit in Andover that is managed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). For background information and the history of the WDE landfill, click here. Site clean-up began this past summer of 2019. Below is the most recent update on the project from the MPCA: “On October […]

Lower Rum River WMO Plan Update – Resident Survey Open

If you live in Ramsey, Anoka, or the North/West part of Andover (see map below), you live in the Lower Rum River Watershed. The Lower Rum River Watershed Management Organization (WMO) is starting the update to their Water Management Plan and they want to hear from you! Take a few minutes to thoughtfully answer a […]

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