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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 […]

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 […]

Home well (with damaged cap)

Fridley joins in making well sealing grants available

The City of Fridley has grants available to assist property owners with sealing unused wells. The grants provides 50% reimbursement of eligible costs (up to a total of $750) for contracted well sealing work. If you have a well and are interested in having this work done, please complete the application. Cost-share grants available for a […]

Recycle In Water

Recycling award winners for 2014

Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions (formerly Integrated Waste Management) recently held its 26th annual Recycling Recognition Awards ceremony (news release). 180,821 tons in 2014. Municipalities, haulers, and service providers assisted Anoka County residents, institutions and businesses to recycle 180,821 tons of materials in 2014, resulting in the recycling of 42% of all waste generated in […]

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How’s the water? Overmedicated

In the last decade, national and statewide studies have revealed that many chemicals with known or suggested endocrine-disrupting potential to adversely affect developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune systems in wildlife. These chemicals include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, chemicals associated with wastewater effluent, and a variety of industrial compounds. Apart from the disquieting realization that wastewater chemicals and […]

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

Municipal water quality reports are available

Annual Water Report. Drinking water is safe at Anoka County’s community water supply systems, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Drinking Water Annual Report. Each year, cities publish reports on the results of water quality tests of their water system. The 2014 water quality reports summarize testing results for Jan 1 to December 31. The […]

Springbrook Nature Center (Fridley, MN)

Springbrook nature camps

The Springbrook Nature Center offers Nature Camps to educate and build understanding of our natural world.  For details see the Nature Camp program. To register or for more information call the Springbrook Nature Center at 763-572-3588. Summer camps include programs for 5-6 year old campers 7-9 year old campers 10-12 year old campers and Gramp campers […]

Sprinkler Head

Watering restrictions + creating sustainable turf and water supply

During the summer months water use increases for lawn sprinkling. Homeowner water use in July can be six (6) times greater than January. Sudden increased water demand (especially during a dry summer) can exceed a public water system’s capacity causing the water tower to go dry. Odd-even watering bans keep residents from draining the water […]

Fridley awarded the 2014 outstanding conservationist

The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) selected the City of Fridley as the 2014 Anoka County Outstanding Conservationist. Each year ACD recognizes individual and organization accomplishments in conservation that protects and improves the natural resources in Anoka County.  “This award doesn’t recognize the accomplishments of an institution or government entity.  Rather, it’s about the people.  The elected and […]

Dwindling groundwater reserves – learning from the California experience

Dr. Jay Famiglietti, is a University of California, Irvine, professor and leader in worldwide research using NASA satellites to measure changes in the Earth’s stores of groundwater. Recently, Dr. Famiglietti visited the University of Minnesota to present the findings of his research titled Dwindling Groundwater Reserves as Viewed from Space (UofM video, 1:40:52) including discussion with […]

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