'Well Water Wise' Week Promotes Private Well Safety

Created: 04/23/2013 10:48 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Anoka County officials are encouraging residents to check the safety of their private well water during “Well Water Wise” week.

The 14th annual promotion is sponsored by the Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services Department and takes place May 6-10. Well test kits will be available at various city offices or at the Anoka County Government Center.

Normally, the samples can be submitted for analysis from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mondays or from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. During the promotional week, hours are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

According to the county, purpose of the promotion is to make residents aware of the concentration of nitrate-nitrogen and the presence of coliform bacteria in their drinking water.   

For more information about how to test your well, visit knowtheflow.us or call 763-422-6985.

Well Water Wise Participating Communities and Agencies:
City of Andover
Andover City Hall
1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW
City of Bethel
Bethel City Hall
23820 Dewey Street
City of Blaine
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Drive
City of Centerville
Centerville City Hall
1880 Main Street
City of Columbus
Columbus City Hall
16319 Kettle River Blvd. NE
City of East Bethel
East Bethel City Hall
2241 221st Avenue NE
City of Ham Lake
Ham Lake City Hall
15544 Central Avenue NE
City of Lino Lakes
Lino Lakes City Hall
600 Town Center Parkway
Linwood Township
Linwood Township Hall
22817 Typo Creek Drive NE
City of Nowthen
Nowthen City Hall
8188 199th Ave. NW
City of Oak Grove
Oak Grove City Hall
19900 Nightingale St. NW
City of Ramsey
Ramsey City Hall
7550 Sunwood Drive NW
City of St. Francis
St. Francis City Hall
23340 Cree St NW
Anoka Conservation District
1318 McKay Drive NW, Suite 300
Ham Lake