Improvements to Water Pipes: Minneapolis and St. Paul

Jun 16

Improvements to Water Pipes: Minneapolis and St. Paul

St. Paul is one of the many cities taking impactful measures in the prevention and reduction of lead levels in pipelines. It is expected that the city will have the last lead pipes out within 20 years, as research shows there is no safe level of lead.  The Utility plant has worked to actively raise the water’s pH level allowing a thin coat of scale to form...

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Minnesota’s Safety Guidelines for Recreation on Ice

Dec 21

Minnesota’s Safety Guidelines for Recreation on Ice

In Minnesota there are some guidelines and advisories that remain, year after year, as a rule of thumb for keeping safe when bodies of water are covered with ice.  Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet. Something you can do to...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed...

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