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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.

TAKE A KID ICE FISHING WEEKEND | JAN. 19 – 21, 2019 – FREE

TAKE-A-KID ICE FISHING WEEKEND – – – MINNESOTA RESIDENTS CAN FISH FOR FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A CHILD AGE 15 OR UNDER. CHECK THE UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR FOR DETAILS.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S BIRTHDAY | THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

GET INVOLVED TO KEEP LOCAL WATER RESOURCES CLEAN, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINED. CONTACT ANOKA CONSERVATION DISTRICT (763-434-2030), YOUR CITY OR WATERSHED TO DISCOVER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED.

ABOUT 2 IN 5 HOMES HAVE DANGEROUS LEVELS OF RADON GAS

FORTUNATELY, RADON RISK IS LARGELY PREVENTABLE. FIRST TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON. IT’S EASY, INEXPENSIVE AND TAKES 3-5 DAYS. TEST KITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANOKA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AT 763-323-5722. MORE THAN 21,000 LUNG CANCER DEATHS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO RADON EACH YEAR.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS 100% SAFE ICE (WATCH CHILDREN)

ATTENTION PARENTS: KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM THIN ICE ON PARTIALLY FROZEN LAKES, PONDS AND OTHER WATER BODIES. YOU CAN’T JUDGE THE STRENGTH OF ICE JUST BY ITS APPEARANCE OR WHETHER IT IS COVERED WITH SNOW. 

PROTECT YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM FROM A WINTER FREEZE UP

EVEN DURING A NORMAL MINNESOTA WINTER YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM CAN FREEZE CAUSING SEWAGE BACKUP AND WASTE DISCHARGE. LET THE LAWN OVER THE SEPTIC SYSTEM GET LONGER TO INSULATE IT FROM THE WINTER COLD. PLACE A LAYER OF MULCH OVER IT. SEE THAT ALL RISER PIPES ARE CAPPED. SAVE YOURSELF TIME, MONEY AND A BIG HEADACHE. […]

LIBRARIES ARE MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER BEFORE

LIBRARIES ARE DYNAMIC CENTERS FOR ENGAGEMENT THAT HELPS EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY. UPCOMING PROGRAMS INCLUDE FAMILY AGING, AUTHOR FAIR AND BOARD GAME NIGHT. CHECK THE UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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.

TYPO & MARTIN LAKE ROUGH FISH BARRIERS

FOUR NEW CARP BARRIERS – IN AND AROUND TYPO AND MARTIN LAKES – WERE DEDICATED IN OCTOBER. THE SUNRISE RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION LEAD THE PROJECT TO PRESERVE LAKE QUALITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES. FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT WAS PROVIDED BY THE MINNESOTA CLEAN LAND & WATER LEGACY PROGRAM.

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