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BWSR Approves Lower St. Croix One Watershed, One Plan

The following is a news release from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). Anoka County communities within the Lower St. Croix major watershed are Linwood Township and portions of East Bethel, Ham Lake, and Columbus (see image at the end of this post). ——————————————————————————————— A collaborative effort among 15 local governments to […]

Sand Creek Corridor Restoration Highlighted in Water Talk Newsletter

The following article was included in the November 2020 edition of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Water Talk Newsletter. This bulletin is issued anywhere from 4 to 6 times each year. —————————————————————————————————— By Jeff Weiss, DNR, Clean Water Specialist The Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) and the City of Coon Rapids have partnered with […]

Virtual MS4 Permit Chloride Discussion

Are you a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permittee? The new MS4 General Permit is planned to be issued on Monday, November 16, 2020. Existing MS4 permittees will have 150 days (April 15, 2021) to complete and submit the permit application forms to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). There will be an opportunity […]

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 […]

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