GovTech: Containing Dangerous Contaminant: Minnesota Scrambles for Clean WaterPosted Jun 21, 2016
A potentially cancer-causing chemical recently detected in the groundwater of two north metro cities has officials using stopgap measures to ensure the water supply is safe until they can make multimillion-dollar upgrades to their treatment plants.
Those measures include shutting off some wells, temporarily connecting to a Minneapolis water main, and shutting down splashy kids’ parks to conserve water.
The industrial chemical -- 1,4 dioxane -- comes from the long-closed Twin Cities Army... Read More »
MN Public Radio: Waukesha unanimously granted access to Great Lakes waterPosted Jun 21, 2016
Representatives from Minnesota and the seven other states surrounding the Great Lakes gave their unanimous blessing today to a controversial proposal by a Milwaukee suburb to pump more than 8 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to replace water from its contaminated wells.
The decision means Waukesha will become the first city located entirely outside of the Great Lakes watershed that's allowed to tap the lakes for drinking water, under the terms of a 2008 law called the Great... Read More »
Star Tribune: Land O'Lakes gives boost to Minnesota water quality effortPosted May 25, 2016
One of Minnesota’s primary strategies to reduce agricultural water pollution is getting a corporate boost from Land O’Lakes Inc., which promised to put its shoulder behind the effort to enlist farmers.
On Wednesday Gov. Mark Dayton and Land O’Lakes officials announced what they called a “new public-private partnership” at the company’s headquarters in Arden Hills.
Dayton signed a memorandum of understanding with the company, which plans to include water... Read More »
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