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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 […]

MnTAP Water Conservation Project for Business and Industry

Water conservation not only helps to preserve an important natural resource – it’s good business. NOW there is an opportunity to have a engineering intern help a business conserve water as it improves efficiency and reduces operating costs. Your company may be paying twice for the water it uses. First, to purchase the water coming into your […]

Pollution Prevention (P2) week

During National Pollution Prevention (P2) week (Sept. 15 – 21, 2014) Americans are asked to consider their everyday decisions that generate pollution. The best way to protect Anoka County’s natural and water resources is to stop creating pollution in the first place. Pollution Prevention (P2) Week highlights community efforts to make pollution prevention a cornerstone of […]

St. Francis joins other communities to protect groundwater and drinking water

St. Francis has it all with friendly neighborhoods surrounded by scenic rural lands plus clean water that runs down the Rum River – and the groundwater below. The St. Francis City Council resolved to efficiently protect their drinking water supply (groundwater) by cooperating with other communities to implement wellhead protection. Wellhead protection keeps groundwater and wells […]

Water quality – what’s most important to you?

Minnesotans admit that they don’t know everything about water pollution. They may not know how pollutants are finding their way into rivers, lakes, streams, and groundwater,  But, in a recent survey, reported in the StarTribune, Minnesotans know what their three top water quality concerns are: Clean water for consumption of fish Clean water for drinking […]

Andover is protecting its drinking water

The Andover City Council believes that its residents deserve the best that the City has to offer.  The future of Andover’s water supply is the groundwater below its homes and businesses. The City is committed to providing sustainable and safe drinking water to residents now and in the future. On July 15, 2014, Andover Public […]

Municipal drinking water quality reports are available

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 2013. Each year, cities publish reports on the results of water quality tests of their water system. The 2013 water quality reports summarize testing results for 2013 (Jan 1 to December 31). The reports […]

City 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. […]

Unused water wells must be sealed for everyone’s health

It’s the law: unused wells must be sealed.  During this construction and demolition season, the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group asks residents, property owners and developers to be on the lookout for old unsealed wells as you dig, demolish and develop.  It is estimated that there are over 20,000 unused wells in Anoka County. […]

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 […]

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