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Well water wise (3W) week (May 7-11, 2018)

The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (CHES) Department, in cooperation with 15 municipalities and county agencies, is sponsoring the 19th annual Well Water Wise (3W) week promotion May 7-11, 2018 to encourage residents to check the safety of their private well water. For information on private well testing go to the Anoka County […]

Circle Pines wellhead protection plan nears completion

A Public Information Meeting was held by the Centennial Utilities Board of Commissioners at Circle Pines City Hall (Wednesday, April 18, 2018) where the updated Part 2 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 […]

Safe drinking water through wellhead protection

Anoka County residents get their drinking water from either public (municipal) supply wells or private (home) wells. The exception is Columbia Heights and Hilltop communities that get their drinking water from the Mississippi River, supplied by the Minneapolis Water Works. Municipal public water suppliers in Anoka County have established a unique partnership to protect the source […]

Coon Creek Watershed Board of Managers Vacancy

The mission of the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) is to manage groundwater and surface water drainage systems to prevent property damage, maintain hydrologic balance and protect water quality for the safety and enjoyment of citizens and the preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat. The CCWD is administered by a five (5) member Board of Managers. […]

Many opportunities to serve your community and protect natural resources

ANOKA COUNTY Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions support County government by involving citizens in the decision-making process, meeting requirements of state law, helping to define community norms and standards, providing technical expertise, serving as advocates, offering feedback, and reflecting the diverse interests of County clients and residents. The Anoka County Board of Commissioners appoints members to […]

Columbus residents: apply for the Sunrise River WMO Board to protect local water resources

The City of Columbus is accepting applications for two (2) residents to fill vacancies on the Sunrise River Watershed Management Organization (SRWMO) Board (announcement) . If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please visit the City of Columbus Jobs & Volunteering web page to print out an application and submit to the Columbus […]

Water quality buffer protection of lakes, rivers, streams and ditches

In June of 2015, Governor Dayton signed into law the buffer initiative aimed at enhancing the protection of Minnesota’s waters. The Buffer Law requires that perennial vegetation buffers (16.5 to 50 feet) be maintained along lakes, rivers, streams and ditches to help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment that could pollute water resources. The law provides […]

Drinking water safety of public and private (home wells) supplies

Several articles recently appeared in Twin Cities newspapers, television and websites regarding the safety of drinking water. Reports of waste disposal polluting groundwater and well water has called attention to the safety of drinking water in the metropolitan area (What did 3M know about PFCs, StarTribune, 11/26/2017; 3M Pollution raised cancer rates, Pioneer Press, 11/20/2017; and Drinking […]

Upper Rum River Watershed Plan – Public Hearing

The Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization (URRWMO) Board has released their  2017 – 2027 Watershed Management Plan that describes the goals of WMO to protect and conserve water resources within the watershed. A public hearing to accept comments on the Watershed Plan will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oak […]

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 […]

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