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CANCELED: Well Water Wise Week 2020

June 8 - June 12

Due to the current situation, Well Water Wise week has been canceled this year. 

Due to the current situation, Anoka County Environmental Services has made the difficult decision to cancel Well Water Wise week for 2020. With the inability to predict what the coming weeks will bring, the department is unable to commit to a specific date and has decided to cancel rather than continually changing the date.

The department’s well water testing program is currently still not accepting water sample submissions, as the Government Center remains closed to the public, with the exception of minimal services on the first floor. Stay tuned to this website and/or www.anokacounty.us/water. Once an opening date is determined for the program, that date will be posted on these websites.

In the meantime, residents can utilize a private laboratory if they need well water testing done immediately. Click here for a list of state certified laboratories. Most of these are open and accepting samples at this time.


Each year, the Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services Department, in cooperation with many municipalities and County agencies, puts on the annual Well Water Wise week promotion to encourage residents to check the safety of their private well water. This year will be the 21st annual Well Water Wise week, which is usually held the first full week of May.

County residents may pick up a well water test kit at the participating locations listed below or at the Anoka County Government Center (2100 3rd Ave, Suite 600, Anoka, MN 55303).

Water samples can normally be submitted to Environmental Services for sanitary analysis (coliform bacteria and nitrate) every Monday from 8 am to 4:15 pm and Tuesday from 8 to 11:45 am (excluding holidays).

During Well Water Wise week, however, samples can be submitted Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4:15 pm and Friday 8 to 11:45 am. 

The well water testing kit includes details about water collection and submission. A laboratory fee of $30 will be charged for the sanitary analysis. Results will be mailed to residents approximately 2-3 weeks after sample submission.

If you would like to test your well for other components besides or in addition to the sanitary analysis (coliform bacteria and nitrate), please stop by Anoka County Environmental Services or call 763-324-4260.

Participating Pick-Up Locations:

  • Andover City Hall
  • Anoka Conservation District (Ham Lake)
  • Blaine City Hall
  • Bunker Hills Activity Center (Andover)
  • Centerville City Hall
  • Columbus City Hall
  • East Bethel City Hall
  • Ham Lake City Hall
  • Lino Lakes City Hall
  • Linwood Town Hall
  • Nowthen City Hall
  • Oak Grove City Hall
  • Ramsey City Hall
  • St. Francis City Hall


June 8
June 12


Anoka County Government Center
2100 Third Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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