Archive for the ‘Water SlideShow’ Category

THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW YOUR DRINKING WATER IS SAFE IS TO TEST IT

IF YOUR WATER COMES FROM YOUR HOME WELL – TEST ANNUALLY FOR COLIFORM BACTERIA AND NITRATE NITROGEN… AND CHECK THE LEVELS OF ARSENIC, LEAD AND MANGANESE IN YOUR DRINKING WATER.

50 YEARS OF SHORELAND MANAGEMENT IN ANOKA COUNTY

WATERBODIES ARE CLASSIFIED ON SIZE AND SENSITIVITY TO DEVELOPMENT. SHORELAND STANDARDS GUIDE LANDOWNERS IN MAINTAINING THE QUALITY OF WATER. ANOKA COUNTY CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS ADMINISTER SHORELAND MANAGEMENT.  

LOANS AVAILABLE FOR WELL AND SEPTIC FIX-UPS – CALL 763-324-4605

ANOKA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HAS LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO REPAIR OR REPLACE SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND PRIVATE WELLS (PROTECTING WATER QUALITY). CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. *SEALING ABANDONED WELLS QUALIFIES FOR A LOAN.

WHY WAIT FOR EARTH DAY? | ADOPT-A-POND OR STORM DRAIN TODAY

IF YOU PICK UP TRASH WHILE ON A WALK – CONSIDER ADOPTING A POND OR STORM DRAIN. COMMUNITIES HAVE PLANS TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM DAMAGING LOCAL WATERS. CONTACT YOUR CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT -OR- WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER

WELLHEAD PROTECTION IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO PREVENT WATER POLLUTION BEFORE IT CAN REACH PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY WELLS. STOPPING GROUNDWATER POLLUTION NEAR A COMMUNITY WELL PROTECTS EVERYONES DRINKING WATER. ARE YOU IN A WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA? CALL YOUR WATER SUPPLIER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

COON CREEK WATERSHED – DEMONSTRATION & EDUCATION GRANTS

THE COON CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT (763-755-0975, www.cooncreekwd.org) HAS MONIES TO HELP CREATE AN INFORMED PUBLIC. DEMONSTRATION GRANTS DISPLAY INNOVATIVE METHODS TO DEAL WITH STORMWATER. EDUCATION GRANTS PROVIDE MATERIALS FOR PROJECTS THAT ENGAGE RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS IN WATER QUALITY AND CONSERVATION.

WATER IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

THE RICE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT (763-398-3070, www.ricecreek.org) OFFERS WATER QUALITY GRANTS FOR LANDOWNER IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS INSTALLING A RAINGARDEN, RESTORING SHORELINE OR WETLANDS, OR PREVENTING POLLUTION OF LAKES AND CREEKS.

MAKE YOUR’S A ZERO WASTE EVENT

ANOKA COUNTY RECYCLING & RESOURCE SOLUTIONS (763-323-5730) OFFERS PORTABLE RECYCLING AND ORGANICS (FOOD WASTE) CONTAINERS THAT CAN BE BORROWED TO RECYCLE WASTE AT BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL/BLOCK EVENTS. CONSIDER MAKING YOUR NEXT EVENT A ZERO WASTE EVENT.

SEPTIC SYSTEM: WHY A MOUND INSTEAD OF TRENCH?

A septic system mound is used in areas of high watertable to prevent untreated sewage from reaching groundwater before natural processes capture and treat the sewage that could pollute groundwater and contaminate nearby wells.

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK – OCT. 14-20, 2018 – EARTH AS INSPIRATION

RECOGNIZING THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMANS AND THE GEOSPHERE (EARTH), HYDROSPHERE (WATER), ATMOSPHERE (AIR), AND BIOSPHERE (LIFE). PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING AND STEWARDSHIP IN WAYS PEOPLE AFFECT AND ARE AFFECTED BY EARTH SYSTEMS.

Powered by WordPress