Workshop on drinking water protection and environmental health for local officials and realtors

This free threehour workshop on environmental topics is relevant to realtors, appraisers and local government officials (e.g. building officials, community development staff, public works superintendents and reference librarians). (link to announcement)

The workshop will include presentations on:

The workshop will be held at Coon Rapids City Hall (Council Chambers) on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The workshop is limited to 50 participants.

For more information contact Bart Biernat (7633242407, Bart.Biernat@co.anoka.mn.us) at Anoka County Environmental Services.


Wellhead protection goes beyond routinely monitoring the quality of water, to protecting the source (groundwater) from pollution. Protecting the source of a community’s drinking water is best achieved through the cooperation of the residents and property owners that drink the water. Public water suppliers are contacting property owners and providing guidance to prevent pollution of the groundwater (aquifer) source of their drinking water.

The Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group has developed a map application that displays the Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMA) in Anoka County. A DWSMA outlines a wellhead protection area that is readily identified by landmarks (e.g. property lines, roads, ditches, etc.). Residents and property owners can see if they are in a wellhead protection area. The public water supplier is able to see potential sources of water pollution and well construction reports and unsealing certificates by activating layers in the DWSMA map application.

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