Archive for the ‘City of Ham Lake’ Category

Sunrise River WRAPS report available for comment

East Bethel and Linwood communities are inside the Sunrise River Watershed. Residents on Sunrise River (including Coon, Typo, Martin and Linwood lakes) know that the quality of these water-bodies depend on proper management of the land that surrounds them (the watershed). The Sunrise River Watershed spans throughout the counties of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, and Washington as […]

SepticSmart week

(UPDATE Sept. 22, 2014) Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed SepticSmart Week 2014 (Sept. 22-26, 2014) in Minnesota. During SepticSmart Week homeowners are reminded to regularly pump their septic tank(s) every 2 years (3 years minimum) and protect their drain field from digging and damage by heavy vehicles and machinery. Did you know that one in […]

Pollution Prevention (P2) week

During National Pollution Prevention (P2) week (Sept. 15 – 21, 2014) Americans are asked to consider their everyday decisions that generate pollution. The best way to protect Anoka County’s natural and water resources is to stop creating pollution in the first place. Pollution Prevention (P2) Week highlights community efforts to make pollution prevention a cornerstone of […]

Unused water wells must be sealed for everyone’s health

It’s the law: unused wells must be sealed.  During this construction and demolition season, the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group asks residents, property owners and developers to be on the lookout for old unsealed wells as you dig, demolish and develop.  It is estimated that there are over 20,000 unused wells in Anoka County. […]

Well Water Wise week (May 5-9, 2014)

Private (home and cabin)  well owners must perform an annual test to ensure that their water supply remains safe to drink.  The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services Department, in cooperation with 13 communities, is sponsoring the 15th annual Well Water Wise Week (3W). Anoka County’s 3W promotion coincides with National Drinking Water Week in […]

Plan ahead to celebrate Arbor Day

Each year, on the last Friday of April, and throughout the month of May, Minnesotans recognize the value of trees, forests and the natural resources they represent.  Trees brighten the environment by moderating climate, improving air and water quality, conserving water and energy, and sheltering wildlife. Many community Arbor Day/Month events include tree sales that require […]

The Safe Drinking Water Act is turning 40 years old

On December 16, 1974, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) intended to ensure safe drinking water for the public.  The SDWA applies to all public water supply systems including municipal water utilities and wells that serve mobile home parks, schools, churches and office buildings.  A home or cabin well system […]

Water protection and management in your community

Anoka County communities have established water resource management programs with their watershed management organization or a watershed district. The City’s surface water management programs deal with broad land runoff (“nonpoint” source) and specific wastewater (“point” source) pollution. Point source pollution includes the discharge of treated wastewater effluent through a pipe. Nonpoint sources of pollution result from […]

Looking for water information?

The Anoka Conservation District and the seven (7) watershed management organizations are a terrific source of water information and protection activities in Anoka County. The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is a non-regulatory county level subdivision of state government. ACD provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to manage natural resources in a way that conserves […]

Plan ahead to celebrate Arbor Day

Governor Dayton has proclaimed April 26, 2013 as Arbor Day and May 2013 as Arbor Month. Each year, on the last Friday of April, and throughout the month of May, Minnesotans recognize the value of trees, forests and the natural resources they represent.  Trees brighten the environment by moderating climate, improving air and water quality, conserving water […]

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