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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.

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 (LAKE, RIVER, CREEK, WETLAND). ANOKA COUNTY CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS ADMINISTER SHORELAND MANAGEMENT THROUGH ORDINANCES.  

10AM-1PM SAT. APRIL 6TH | COON RAPIDS PUBLIC WORKS

HOLDING ON TO STUFF YOU WANT TO FIX LIKE APPLIANCES, CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS, ETC? BRING IT TO THE FREE FIX-IT CLINIC AND GET THAT “DO IT YOURSELF” A BOOST. SOMETIMES A LITTLE HELP AND GETTING THE RIGHT TOOL IS ALL IT TAKES. AND YOU’RE REDUCING WASTE WHILE SAVING MONEY.

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. 

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.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR ARSENIC NUMBER? CALL 763-324-4260 TO FIND OUT

ARSENIC IS BEING DISCOVERED AT UNSAFE LEVELS IN  1-IN-5 PRIVATE WATER WELLS. IN ANOKA COUNTY IT’S ABOUT 1-IN-10. CONTACT ANOKA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (763-324-4260) TO LEARN HOW TO TEST YOUR WELL FOR ARSENIC.

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.

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