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Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

February 14, 2018

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota

Road salt ends up in Minnesota lakes and rivers. Photo: flickr.com/mango_sparrow (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Preventing Chloride from Damaging Minnesota Water

December 4, 2017

As Minnesotans, we love our waters — it’s part of who we are. But lakes and creeks in our cities are getting salty. Thirty-nine water bodies in the Twin Cities Metro Area are above EPA standards for chloride — a byproduct of salt — including Como Lake, Diamond Lake, Powderhorn Lake, Wirth Lake, Bassett Creek, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, and Minnehaha Creek!

3M should continue to pay for pollution damage

August 22, 2017

Recent updates to safety levels for Minnesota water contaminated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs ) has triggered new state actions to provide safe drinking water.  These actions include the provision

Girl drinking water, photo: Aqua Mechanical

PFC Contamination in Minnesota

August 11, 2017

The Minnesota Department of Health recently lowered PFC drinking water guidance levels. What you need to know about PFC drinking water contamination.

Make your own scented vinegar.

Green Cleaning Tips

April 17, 2017

Recipes and tips for making green cleaning products.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking the 115th Congress (2017-2018) - Minnesota Delegation

April 6, 2017

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.