Tips

Use Less Deicing Salt

Why Using Less Deicing Salt Helps Keep Our Water Clean and Safe Salt (or chlorides) is toxic to Minnesota’s aquatic life. As snow and ice melt off hard surfaces, it runs into storm drains that…

Shovel early and shovel often

the best way to manage slippery pavement This winter try to promptly shovel sidewalks and steps before snow turns to ice. Invest in a 7 to 10-inch ice scraper to remove solid layers of ice…

Ceiling Fan Rotation

Get the most out of your ceiling fan! As the cold weather starts approaching a simple tip for your home is to simply set the fans to operate in a clockwise direction. This will recirculate…

Wash your Synthetic Clothes less often

Microfiber plastics are shed from synthetic apparel and other items during laundering. These small microfibers can add up to be a huge problem! Reduce microfibers in our water by washing synthetic items less often or…

Storage tanks leaks or spills

Check for leaks or spills around your storage tanks THE DANGER OF LEAKING STORAGE TANKS Spills and accidental releases of liquid chemicals or liquid fuels from above or below ground storage tanks can readily enter…

Lawn Watering Tips

Timing is everything… Water your lawn and plants early in the morning – between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m – to avoid frequently watering this summer. Watering in the morning will reduce the amount of…

Septic System Care

UNDERSTAND YOUR SYSTEM Septic systems, are soil-based treatment systems used by homes and businesses to treat and dispose of wastewater. Correctly treating and disposing of wastewater is critical to protecting public health and the environment….

Pollinator Friendly Garden

Plant a pollinator-friendly garden with a diverse variety of native plants blooming all season long. You will get both beautiful flowers and wildlife! 3 Tips for Attracting Pollinators Plant flowers native to your area. They…

Well Maintenance

You are responsible for checking and inspecting your well for mechanical problems, cleanliness, and the presence of certain contaminants! Now is the perfect time to check that off your to-do list. Responsibilities as a Well…

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