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Water Talk Newsletter – Floodplain and Shoreland Updates

At the end of the year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sent out a new edition of their Water Talk Newsletter. Water Talk is issued 4 to 6 times per year. Of particular interest to Know the Flow readers may be the announcement of 16 upcoming virtual trainings on various floodplain and shoreland […]

Recent Water News

A number of updates and announcements have been made recently, including some from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regarding the draft PFAS Monitoring Plan and the 2022 Ag-Urban Partnership Forum on Water Quality. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced the approval if $12.7 million in Clean Water Fund Grants as […]

Stormwater and Wastewater News

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has recently published various newsletters and announcements relating to stormwater and wastewater including an edition of MN Stormwater News, an announcement about the the Draft PFAS monitoring plan for wastewater, and an edition of the On Point newsletter. MN Stormwater News MN Stormwater News is a quarterly newsletter published […]

Winter 2021-2022 Waterline

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released the Winter 2021-2022 edition of the Waterline this morning. The Waterline is a quarterly newsletter for water operators, city officials, and others interested in news related to public water systems in Minnesota. MDH has resumed in-person training for water operators and is looking forward to a full year […]

Resilience Grants and Draft PFAS Monitoring Plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) had two big announcements recently: the launch of $870,00 in climate resilience planning grants, and the release of the draft PFAS monitoring plan. Resilience Planning Grants The MPCA is providing $870,000 to Minnesota communities for assessing vulnerabilities and creating plans to adapt to the effects of climate change. The […]

Recent Newsletters – Water Talk, MWMO, Smart Salting

A few issues of various water-related newsletters have been published in the last few weeks, including the Water Talk Newsletter, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Newsletter, and a Smart Salting Update. Water Talk Newsletter – October 2021 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent out the October 2021 Water Talk Newsletter on October 26th. The […]

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 […]

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