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Blaine Well Pumping May Impact Ham Lake Private Wells

New Situation The City of Blaine finished their fourth water treatment plant at the end of 2021. They have four new wells providing water to this plant. This is the first summer that it is fully operational. As anticipated in the Blaine Well Interference Plan, the heavy pumping during this summer’s drought is causing nearby […]

New Grant Opportunity

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has a new grant opportunity that will be available on September 1, 2022 to all community and nontransient noncommunity public water supply systems who have a Source Water Protection Plan. Source water protection plans are either, 1) wellhead protection plans that have been approved by MDH under requirements of Minnesota […]

Fall/Winter 2022 Well Water Testing

The Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services Department helps Anoka County residents protect their drinking water. One way to assure safe, quality drinking water is by having it tested. It is recommended to test for bacteria and nitrate on an annual basis. Anoka County Environmental Services has expanded the well water testing program’s capacity […]

Potential Biomonitoring of PFAS in Minnesota – Feb. 8th Panel

The Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel (Advisory Panel) is convened by the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Environmental Tracking and Biomonitoring programs three times per year. This panel consists of public health and environmental experts that provide recommendations on MDH’s priorities and activities. A big topic in the water resources sphere currently is […]

Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater Public Meeting

The Health Risk Assessment Unit of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced that they will hold a virtual public meeting on the Health Risk Limit Rules amendments on: Wednesday, February 2nd from 3-4 pm. This informational meeting will provide a general overview of the rulemaking process in Minnesota and MDH’s plans for amending […]

Recent Local Updates

Three local updates were recently published, including an announcement of a free watershed PREP class for educators to use, an update on the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area, and the January 2021 Mississippi Watershed Management Organization newsletter. See below for brief descriptions of these updates and links to learn more! The West Metro […]

Message to Noncommunity Public Water Systems

The Minnesota Department of Health has issued another message to all noncommunity public water systems: “The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Protection program recognizes that you face exceptional pressures in operating your facilities and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Understanding the pressures that you face, we want to provide you pertinent information so you can continue […]

UPDATE on Upcoming Well and Septic Class

Due to scheduling conflicts, the previously announced Well and Septic Class has been moved from Tuesday, March 10th to Thursday, March 12th. It has been updated on our original post and our calendar. Hope you can make it! Referenced post:

March Well and Septic Maintenance Training

Save the date! Another opportunity for a well and septic maintenance training is coming up in March 2020! Do you own your own well? How about a septic system? Do you wish you had a better idea of how to take care of them? Then you should plan on attending this upcoming class! Attendees with […]

St. Cloud Phosphorous Recovery

Check out this cool video the City of St. Cloud recently produced to illustrate the process of recovering phosphorous from their wastewater! “In 2017, the Clean Water Fund provided partial support to the City of St. Cloud through the Public Facilities Authority’s Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) program. The grant supported upgrades to the city’s […]

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