According to an MPR News article farmers are illegally pumping groundwater.
“Brooten area farmer Jim Anderson climbs one of his many irrigation rigs. Even an experienced farmer like Anderson, who said he understands the need to protect groundwater through regulation, said he overlooked the need to update a permit for one well he drilled to replace an earlier well. Mark Steil / MPR News”
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How Can YOU Prevent Stormwater Pollution?
What is stormwater?
Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil, and sloped lawns. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports animal waste, litter, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil & grease, soil and other potential pollutants.
What’s the problem?
Rain and snowmelt wash pollutants from streets, construction sites, and land into storm sewers and ditches. Eventually, these empty the polluted stormwater directly into streams and rivers with no treatment. This is known as stormwater pollution.
Polluted stormwater degrades our lakes, rivers, wetlands and other waterways. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen can cause the overgrowth of algae resulting in oxygen depletion in waterways. Toxic substances from motor vehicles and careless application of pesticides and fertilizers threaten water quality and can kill fish and other aquatic life. Bacteria from animal wastes and improper connections to storm sewer systems can make lakes and waterways unsafe for wading, swimming and fish consumption. Eroded soil is a pollutant as well. It clouds the waterway and interferes with the habitat of fish and plant life.
The company finished a parking lot at Birch Island Woods in Eden Prairie with its patented concrete that helps protect lakes and rivers.
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Spring time means runoff and most of it is polluted. This winters record breaking snowstorms brought large amounts of snow that will melt away untreated into our nations lakes, streams and rivers. Percoa Slabs are able to filter polluted water before it reaches any of our waterways. Making it one of the Environmental Protection Agencies Best Management Practices.
Read more on Percoa at Herlife.com