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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unique opportunity for Coon Rapids residents to get rain sensor

Attention Coon Rapids residents. Interested in conserving water when you water your lawn? Participate in a pilot program where you could receive a new irrigation sensor. (ABC News article) The City of Coon Rapids is excited to launch a pilot program for ten selected households in Coon Rapids to receive lawn irrigation sensors to help reduce […]

Coon Rapids fighting pollution with rain gardens

In the City of Coon Rapids, 18 curb-cut rain gardens will be installed this fall. The rain gardens will be evenly distributed between two neighborhoods that contribute runoff (water drainage from roofs, driveways, roads, sidewalks, etc) into Woodcrest Creek and Sand Creek that flow into the Mississippi River. The neighborhoods were identified as the most […]

Waterspot on 2011 Community Water Project – Coon Rapids Rotary

The Rotary Club of Coon Rapids initiated a public service in their 2011 Community Water Project to foster both water conservation and the prevention of water pollution within the Coon Rapids community. The 2011 Community Water Project brochure SAVE WATER – SAVE MONEY With Easy Ways to Reduce Water Usage at Home is an adaptation of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plan ahead to celebrate arbor day

Each year, on the last Friday of April, and throughout the month of May, Minnesotans recognize the value of trees, forests and the natural resources they represent.  Trees brighten the environment by moderating climate, improving air and water quality, conserving water and energy, and sheltering wildlife. Many community Arbor Day/Month events include tree sales that require […]

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