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The Safe Drinking Water Act is turning 40 years old

On December 16, 1974, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) intended to ensure safe drinking water for the public.  The SDWA applies to all public water supply systems including municipal water utilities and wells that serve mobile home parks, schools, churches and office buildings.  A home or cabin well system […]

Water protection and management in your community

Anoka County communities have established water resource management programs with their watershed management organization or a watershed district. The City’s surface water management programs deal with broad land runoff (“nonpoint” source) and specific wastewater (“point” source) pollution. Point source pollution includes the discharge of treated wastewater effluent through a pipe. Nonpoint sources of pollution result from […]

Looking for water information?

The Anoka Conservation District and the seven (7) watershed management organizations are a terrific source of water information and protection activities in Anoka County. The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is a non-regulatory county level subdivision of state government. ACD provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to manage natural resources in a way that conserves […]

Improving the Rum River dam as a barrier to Asian Carp

The City of Anoka wants to improve the Rum River Dam to make it a redundant barrier to Asian Carp. Asian carp have been making their way up the Mississippi River system over the past several decades causing serious damage to native fish populations by dominating food and habitat resources. Sport fishing is a $2.8 billion […]

District 15 St. Francis schools receive award for waste reduction

Nearly 80% of waste generated by schools could be recycled or composted.  Almost 24% of the total waste generated is food waste.  Three District 15 St. Francis schools received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Jeffers Foundation Waste Reduction Awareness Program: Cedar Creek Community School (Cedar); East Bethel Community School (East Bethel); and St. Francis Community School (St. Francis).

Celebrating 40 years of the Clean Water Act in Anoka County

Forty years ago, public concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, and contaminated stormwater runoff led to passage of a principal law to protect the nation’s waters – the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Based on state and local efforts, CWA sets a national goal “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of […]

FEMA is updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) in Anoka County. Flood risk can, and does, change over time for many reasons including new development and environmental changes, to name a few. As a result FEMA is updating flood hazard maps across the country. These new flood maps show flood […]

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