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Join MPCA and DNR for listening and information sessions on water supply in the east metro

The top priority from the 3M Settlement for PFAS contamination in the East Metropolitan Area is to improve the quality and quantity of drinking water. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are hosting several meetings to share drinking water supply options for those living and working in the East Metro Area.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, Lake Elmo Inn Event Center, 3712 Layton Avenue North, Lake Elmo
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Pkwy S., Cottage Grove
  • Wednesday, March 4, Prestwick Golf Club, 9555 Wedgewood Drive, Woodbury
Two meetings will be held on each date from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. All six meetings will feature the same content, including a presentation followed by an open house.

Residents are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn about the list of long-term drinking water supply options and their associated costs. MPCA and DNR are also interested in hearing from residents as they begin evaluating the list of options and develop recommendations.

Background on 3M Settlement for PFAS Contamination

Representatives from each of the 14 affected communities along with MPCA, DNR, the Minnesota Department of Health and Washington County have been working together to identify long-term drinking water supply options for evaluation.

The list of long-term drinking water supply options and recommendations are part of the Conceptual Drinking Water Supply Plan; a key component to ensuring that drinking water needs and options for the East Metropolitan Area are appropriately and thoroughly considered. The plan will take into account both public water systems and private wells, using a region-wide approach.

Minnesota 3M PFAS Settlement Website

More information on PFAS contamination in Woodbury