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Anoka County Parks

Apply for a aquatic invasive species prevention grant to keep Anoka County waters

Anoka County Parks and Community Services wants to partner with lakeshore owners, lake associations and communities to protect our lakes, streams and rivers from aquatic invasive species. The Anoka County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Grant application window will soon be closing on June 30, 2017. It is a first come, first serve grant and once […]

Plans for a better future for the Rum River

A pair of water quality studies are good news, bad news for the Rum River watershed that starts at Lake Mille Lacs and flows through Anoka County where it meets the Mississippi River in the City of Anoka. While most of river is in good shape, some waters are in trouble. Six streams have high bacteria […]

Bee Pollenator

Contest to protect pollinators is good for water too

Announcing the Andover pollinator friendly garden/landscape contest (enter by July 10th). See if your Andover property is the garden/landscape that pollinators love most! Then, take a tour around the city and see the various types of landscapes that are “pollinator-friendly” and an example of ways to bee in harmony with nature. Andover has established, by  proclamation, recognizing the need and […]

Sprinkling restrictions are going into effect

The average person uses 80 to 100 (90) gallons of water per day (USGS data). For Anoka County that adds up to 30.8 million gallons a day or over 11 billion gallons per year.  The trick is to use water wisely so that our combined water demand doesn’t exceed our local water resources supply. During the summer months […]

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

Drinking water test reports available

Annual Water Report. Each year, community water suppliers prepare a report on the results of water quality tests of their water system in the previous year. The 2016 water quality reports summarize testing results for Jan 1 to December 31. The reports describe where the drinking water comes from and what’s in it. Groundwater, from wells, is […]

Citizen Volunteer monitoring lake quality.

2016 Citizen Water Monitoring Reports Ready

With the many lakes, streams and creeks found throughout Anoka County – how can we tell if our water resources remain clean? It’ll take a lot to monitor and track trends in the quality of our water resources. Volunteers make the difference by collecting and sharing water quality information. And that data is shared through the Citizen Water […]

Circle Pines Water Tower

Circle Pines drinking water protection plan making progress

A Public Information Meeting was held by the Centennial Utilities Board of Commissioners at Circle Pines City Hall (Wednesday, May 17, 2017) where the updated Part 1 of the Circle Pines Wellhead Protection Plan was presented for public review and discussion. Circle Pines is amending its Wellhead Protection Plan for its drinking water supply wells. The Minnesota […]

Minnesota’s 25x’25 public engagement initiative

Governor Mark Dayton has set forth an ambitious goal of achieving a 25% improvement in Minnesota’s water quality by the year 2025. The Governor’s office, with the support of state agencies and local partners, is launching a public engagement process from June through November 2017 to gather input across Minnesota on reaching the 25 x ’25 […]


Well Water Wise (3W) week (May 8-12, 2017) test your home/cabin well

(Update, May 11, 2017) Springbrook Nature Center (Fridley) has joined to distribute kits for well water testing and to promote safe drinking water for all Anoka County residents.  (UPDATE, May 7, 2017) Wargo Nature Center (Lino Lakes) has joined to distribute kits for well water testing and to promote safe drinking water for all Anoka County residents. […]

Andover Water Pledge Medal

Andover will defend it’s 2016 first place victory for water conservation

Andover Mayor Julie Trude has accepted the challenge to repeat Andover’s 2016 win in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Andover placed first in the nation for water conservation pledges made by residents and businesses in April 2016. Mayor Trude said that Andover is currently second in the 2017 pledge standing, but there is a long […]

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