The Minnesota Department of Health says elevated levels of a harmful chemical have been detected in New Brighton’s drinking water system. Health officials say the presence of the chemical — 1, 4-Dioxane — does not pose an immediate health risk, but long-time exposure could present a cancer threat.
Raise a toast to Moorhead’s drinking water — it’s been judged the best-tasting in Minnesota. Moorhead water was awarded “Best in Glass” this week at the annual convention of the Minnesota chapter of the American Water Works Association in Duluth. It was the third time Moorhead has won the award.
Students at Hudson Middle School have received a big national honor. Two students placed third in the nation in the “Siemens We Can Change the World” Challenge for their project, which is aimed at protecting the ground water we drink.
Regulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.
Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday’s drinking water taste test.
An underground water line ruptured early Saturday in downtown St. Paul, flooding several city blocks and temporarily causing a widespread drop in water pressure, officials said.
A water main broke in River Falls on Monday afternoon, affecting a dozen homes and a middle school.
For the vast majority of residents and businesses affected by Thursday afternoon’s water main break, the water is now safe to drink as water pressure has returned to normal.
The state Department of Health is warning Minnesotans to be wary of scam artists selling water treatment systems.
Minnesota utilities are competing “glass to glass” to determine which community has the best tasting drinking water in the state.