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Rum River water quality project completed

The Rum River is an important watershed corridor between Mille Lacs Lake and the Mississippi River. Erosion adds more than 250,000 pounds of sediment to the Rum every year in a length of the river recently acquired by Anoka County and designated the Cedar Creek Conservation Area. This year, Anoka County Parks Department and the Anoka Conservation District with […]

Municipal water quality reports are available

Annual Water Report. Drinking water is safe at Anoka County’s community water supply systems, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Drinking Water Annual Report. Each year, cities publish reports on the results of water quality tests of their water system. The 2014 water quality reports summarize testing results for Jan 1 to December 31. The […]

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 […]

Lake George Improvement District Annual Membership Meeting (Aug. 5th)

The Lake George Improvement District (LGID) Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Oak Grove City Hall.  All Lake George residents and property owners are encouraged to attend to be part of decisions that affect Lake George and shore-land property values. The LGID is charged with […]

Municipal drinking water quality reports are available

Drinking water is safe at Anoka County’s community water supply systems, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Drinking Water Annual Report 2013. Each year, cities publish reports on the results of water quality tests of their water system. The 2013 water quality reports summarize testing results for 2013 (Jan 1 to December 31). The reports […]

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 […]

Be a Volunteer Water Monitor – be part of the solution

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting volunteers to help track water quality changes in lakes and streams in Anoka County’s communities through the Citizen Lake and Citizen Stream Monitoring Programs.  Make a weekly tour of your lake or take a healthy walk along a nearby stream as you measure and record water quality. […]

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 […]

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