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Drinking water protection grants for small public water systems

ANNOUNCEMENT (link). The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces the availability of funding to support the protection of drinking water at noncommunity transient public water system (PWS) that include water wells that serve a restaurant, hotel or office building. Noncommunity transient systems serve at least 25 people at least 60 days of the year, but do […]

Apply for a Conservation Partners Legacy grant

Groups that want to restore, protect or enhance public land can apply for a Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grant that helps pay for work on prairies, forests, wetlands or other habitat for fish and wildlife. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to submit applications for traditional and metro grant cycles until 4 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Apply now to be a GreenCorps host!

The Minnesota Green Corps, a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) program, is now accepting applications from organizations interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member for the 2017-2018 program year.  Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting MN GreenCorps members are due by 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, March 17, 2017. Host site application materials, including a detailed guidance document […]

Public Water Supply – Plan Implementation Grants Available

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces the availability of Source Water Implementation Grant funding to support the implementation of source water protection plans or Transient Non-community.  Source water protection plans are either 1) wellhead protection plans; or 2) surface water intake protection plans that have been endorsed by the Minnesota Department of Health. Grant […]

Great summer intern opportunity – Water Conservation

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is looking for six metro businesses to host science and engineering interns focused on water conservation projects. MnTAP is an outreach program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy […]

So, you think you know your property. Do you have an old well?

Many Anoka County residents and businesses would be surprised to learn that an old well is hidden or buried in the basement or on their property. Old wells that have not been properly sealed become a serious hazard to the quality of groundwater and the safety of the community’s drinking water supply. Minnesota law requires […]

Well Sealing Cost-share Grants Available

It comes as a surprise to many Anoka County residents and businesses that they have an old unused well on their property. Many homes and businesses were (and are) constructed before municipal water was available. So, a well is constructed to serve the building. As city water reaches the property, the well is replaced by a connection […]

Well sealing grants available to property owners in Blaine, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes

UPDATE 3/16/2015) A detailed map (0.8 Mb) and brochure are now available for this special grant program. To protect its community drinking water, Blaine, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes are making cost-share grants available to property owners to seal unused (abandoned) wells near city wells. Residents and property owners that are inside the city’s Drinking […]

Grants available for small public water suppliers

The Minnesota Department of Health announces the availability of grants to support Source Water Protection (SWP) of noncommunity transient public water suppliers. See announcement (link). Noncommunity Transient public water systems serve at least 25 people at least 60 days per year, but not the same 25 people over that period of time. Food and lodging establishments that own and […]

Financial assistance available for repairing private wells and septic

The Anoka County Community Development Department has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to bring low interest loans to land owners in Anoka County for repair or replacement of failing home well or septic systems. The Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) program purpose is to encourage practices that improve water quality. The AgBMP Loan […]

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