News Flash


Posted on: April 26, 2019

We want to hear from YOU on the Dakota County Groundwater Plan!


You are invited to participate in one of four Groundwater Plan Workshops that will be held throughout Dakota County in May.

Dakota County staff are working to update the Groundwater Plan to protect and improve groundwater supplies for now and future generations. We want your ideas, concerns and opinions to help inform the goals and strategies of this plan.

A clean and reliable supply of water is critical for the future of Dakota County’s residents, businesses, agriculture community and the environment. Dakota County gets 90% of its drinking water from groundwater sources.

Additional information on the Groundwater Plan, including the full Stakeholder Engagement Schedule, can be found at the Dakota County Groundwater Plan Website.


These are duplicate Workshops that will include facilitated small-group discussions to encourage feedback from all members of the community and help identify what the County Groundwater Plan should address. Please let us know if you plan on attending one of the meetings, or are unable to attend, via the following link: Groundwater Plan Workshop RSVP.

Engagement SessionLocationDate and Time

Workshop #1 


Dakota County Northern Service Center, CR 110C

1 Mendota Rd W., Ste 500

Saint Paul

Thu., May 9

9 a.m. to Noon

Workshop #2


Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Discovery Room

860 Cliff Road


Thu., May 9

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Workshop #3


Dakota County Administration Center, Boardroom

1590 Hwy 55


Wed., May 22

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Workshop #4


Extension and Conservation Center, CR 1&2

4100 220th St. W.


Wed., May 29

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Free Water Testing for Dakota County Residents:

Upcoming clinics for free water testing:

Nitrate testing clinics
Bring a private well water sample for a free nitrate test and get results while you wait.

Thursday, May 2: 5-8 p.m.
Extension and Conservation Center
4100 220th St. W., Farmington

Thursday, May 16: 5-8 p.m.
Hampton City Hall
5265 238th St. E., Hampton

Wednesday, June 5: 5-8 p.m.
Hastings City Hall
101 Fourth St. E., Hastings

Lead testing
Fill out a survey and get a free lead test kit for city water or private well water.

Tuesday, April 30: 5-8 p.m.
Dakota Lodge
Thompson Park
1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul

More information on the Dakota County Groundwater Plan Website.

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