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Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota

Minnesota Environmental Fund

Minnesota Environmental Fund

The Minnesota Environmental Fund’s (MEF) workplace giving programs support Clean Water Fund and more than 20 other respected and responsible nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations.

Road salt ends up in Minnesota lakes and rivers. Photo: flickr.com/mango_sparrow (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Preventing Chloride from Damaging Minnesota Water

As Minnesotans, we love our waters — it’s part of who we are. But lakes and creeks in our cities are getting salty. Thirty-nine water bodies in the Twin Cities Metro Area are above EPA standards for chloride — a byproduct of salt — including Como Lake, Diamond Lake, Powderhorn Lake, Wirth Lake, Bassett Creek, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, and Minnehaha Creek!

From We All Live Downstream

MInneapolis skyline, photo: istock, stevieg999

Recapping the St. Paul & Minneapolis Mayoral Races

November 16, 2017

While Clean Water Action's endorsed candidates fell short in mayoral races in St. Paul and Minnesota, both cities elected progressive reformers who we look forward to working with to build greener and healthier communities.

Split Rock Lighthouse, photo: flickr.com/jsorbie  (CC BY 2.0)

Give to the Max to Protect Clean Water in Minnesota

November 16, 2017

It’s been a busy year here at Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund continuing our fight to protect our lakes, rivers, and streams, and to ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all Minnesotans. We need your help today on Give to the Max Day to keep fighting for clean water!

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.