Archive for the ‘City of Andover’ Category

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 […]

Septic Smart Week

During SepticSmart Week (September 19 – 23, 2016) homeowners are reminded to pump their septic tank(s) every 2 years and protect their drain field from digging and damage by heavy vehicles and machinery. One in five Anoka County homes have a well and septic on their property.  Maintaining a septic system is important because the […]

Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Program

Drinking water quality reports are 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 2015 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 […]

Andover Water Pledge Medal

Andover won the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

(UPDATE May 12, 2016) Andover, MN has won the Wyland Foundation’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation award (Population Category 30,000-99,999). You and your family can still make a pledge that lasts all year long! Make a pledge from now until March 31, 2017 and you’ll be entered to win a piece of art picked out by marine […]

Sprinkler Head

Community watering restrictions are going into effect

As Anoka County communities grow – so does our demand for water. 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 water use increases for lawn sprinkling. A homeowners water use in July can be six (6) times greater than January. Lawn Watering Tips […]

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

Well Water Wise (3W) week (May 2-6, 2016) test your home/cabin well

The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (CHES) Department, in cooperation with 15 municipalities and county agencies, is sponsoring the 17th annual “Well Water Wise” (3W) week promotion May 2-6, 2016 to encourage residents to check the safety of their private well water. For information on private well testing go to the Anoka County […]

Anoka County Parks

Comments welcomed on the Central Anoka County Reg. Trail Plan

COMMENTS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY 15TH. The proposed Central Anoka County Regional Trail is a 26 mile paved regional trail that traverses the middle of Anoka County connecting Mississippi West Regional Park in Ramsey, MN to Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve in Lino Lakes and Centerville, MN. The trail master plan was first adopted […]

Anoka County Parks

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 […]

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