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The Waterline is a quarterly newsletter for water operators, city officials, and others interested in news related to public water systems in Minnesota. The Waterline includes updates on training sessions along with a registration form for various operator schools as well as feature stories of interest to those in the drinking-water profession.


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Current

  • Winter 2021-2022
    • John Kriesel to be Keynote Speaker for 2022 Metro Water Operators School
    • Pipestone Presented with EPA Aquarius Award
    • WUTT Program Update
    • David Vaaler, Stephanie Voeller, and Indran Kamalanathan Join Drinking Water Program

Waterline Feature Stories

Past Issues of the Waterline: Index of Archived Materials

  • Fall 2021
    • The Secession of Kinney
    • Drinking Water Annual Report Covers Pandemic Responses by Utilities
    • Hydration Stations a Hit in Schools
    • WUTT Celebrates First Class
    • PWS Profiles: Michael Bourland, Erin Culver, Andrew Karp, Samantha Miltz
    • Don't Sell Your Water Tower
    • Is the Water Colder Closer to the North Pole?
    • In-Person Schools Returning
    • Deb Swackhamer Dies
    • Wastewater Beer?
    • Duluth Communicates to Customers on Lead in Water
    • Department of Natural Resources Issues Drought Guidance
  • Summer 2021
    • Urban Water Cycle Drinking Water Module Updated
    • Florida Utility Dodges a Disaster with Prompt Response
    • We Are Water Minnesota Travels to Hmong Plaza in St. Paul
    • Alvine Laure Ekame Joins MDH Section of Drinking Water Protection
    • WUTT Is Underway
    • Lewis & Clark Update
    • Last Chance to Remain on Mailing List for Printed Copies of the Waterline
  • Spring 2021
    • Public Art Saint Paul Continues through Pandemic
    • Minneapolis Water Magic Project Continues Mission of ReThink Your Drink
    • Minnesota AWWA Virtual Water Operators School Set for March 30 to April 7
    • Pipestone Receives EPA Aquarius Award
    • Drinking Water Needs Survey for 2021
    • MDH to Propose Updates to Health Risk Limits Rules
  • Winter 2020-2021
    • Freeport Facelift Completed
    • Minneapolis Main Goes from Bridge to Under the River
    • MDH Profile: Kate Callais
    • Department of Agriculture Develops Videos on Groundwater and Nitrate Movement in Southeast Minnesota
    • Source Water Protection Grants Support Community Solutions to Protect Drinking Water
    • Future of Minnesota Drinking Water Report Now Available
    • WUTT's Up Next
  • Fall 2020
    • Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019
    • Opt-in to be Required to Remain on Mailing List for Printed Copies of Waterline
    • Calm under Pressure in Moorhead
    • Pandemic Presentations from U of M Professors
    • Future of Minnesota Drinking Water Report Now Available
    • WUTT's Coming Up
  • Summer 2020
    • Coping and Continuing with COVID
    • An Easy, No-Cost Pandemic Drill for Utilities
    • WUTT Is Happening
    • Permanent Rules Governing Fluoridation of Municipal Water Supplies Adopted
    • Freeport: Have a Nice Day
    • Anna Schliep Is New Lead in Drinking Water Coordinator
    • CREAT Is Coming
    • Lead Service Lines: Where Are They?
    • MDH to Reduce Printed Copies of Waterline
  • Spring 2020
    • St. Paul Water Leads the Way in Wild Rink Preparation
    • Help Possible for Lead Service Line Replacements
    • Metro School to Have Special Day for Superintendents and Supervisors
    • Service Connection Fee Increase Takes Effect
    • Jessie Kolar and Corey Mathisen Join MDH
    • Drawing of Lake Harriet Pump
    • Check Out Patty Potty
    • Crookston Honored with People's Choice Award
    • Water Towers (Spaceship-Looking Things)
    • Dog-Sniffing Leak Detector
    • EPA Turns 50
    • Grants for Bottle-Filling Stations
    • MDH to Reduce Printed Copies of Waterline
  • Winter 2019-2020
    • Metro School to Have Special Day for Superintendents
    • Surface-Water Optimization Training in Minnesota
    • Service Connection Fee to Increase January 1, 2020
    • Innovation in Lafayette and New Ulm
    • New Brighton Returns to Its Own Water
    • Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Project
    • EPA Considers Regulating Perchlorate
    • Good Ol' Minneapolis Tap Water a Hit at Cedar-Riverside Health Fair
    • Water on Tap at the Minnesota State Fair
    • Drinking Water Institute Held in Oakdale
    • MDH to Reduce Printed Copies of Waterline
  • Fall 2019
    • Governor Walz Proclaims Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota
    • Service Connection Fee to Increase January 1, 2020
    • Cloquet Moves Forward with Manganese Removal
    • Minneapolis Launches ReThink Your Drink
    • New Addresses for Minnesota Department of Health Water Website
    • STEM Committee Receives AWWA Section Education Award
    • Funds for Minnesota Water Research Begin to Flow
    • MDH Issues Fact Sheet on Operator Exposure of Radon at Water Treatment Plants
    • MDH to Reduce Printed Copies of Waterline
  • Summer 2019
    • Freeborn and Hartland Collaborate for Shared Water System
    • MDH Guidance to Operator Exposure to Radon at Water Treatment Plants
    • Eden Prairie Reservoir and Pumphouse to Replicate and Recognize History
    • Operator Protection and Disposal Guidelines for Spent Media or Backwash Waste Containing Radium
    • EPA Develops PFAS Action Plan
    • America's Water Infrastructure Act
    • Lewis & Clark Complete in Minnesota but Work Is Everlasting
  • Spring 2019
    • Chanhassen Enhances Aesthetics of Water and Community
    • Twins Install Self-Irrigating "Living Wall" for Batter's Eye
    • Lewis & Clark Completed in Minnesota
    • New MDH Engineer: Jenny Soltys
    • Surface-Water Optimization Training in Minnesota
    • STEM Promoted at Brewery Run
    • Chuck Brackin Dies
    • Latest Collaboration with Department of Agriculture
    • Useful New Videos
  • Winter 2018-2019
    • Sandeep Burman Named MDH Drinking Water Protection Section Manager
    • Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Nearly Complete in Minnesota
    • Historic St. Paul Ballpark Leads to Information on Early Water Supply in City
    • Past Waterlines Archived at wateroperator.org
    • Chaska Prevails in Great Minnesota Tap Water Taste Test
    • Cool New Videos
    • Fact Sheets and Resources on MDH Web Page
    • Updated Water Exhibit a Hit at State Fair
    • New Site for Southeast District School
    • MDH Funds Filling Stations
  • Fall 2018
    • Barb Moore Joins the Minnesota Department of Health
    • Lewis & Clark Water On Its Way to Worthington
    • Minnesota AWWA Promotes STEM
    • Risk Communication Toolkit
    • Water Bar at Capitol at Highlight of Safe Drinking Water Week
    • Rock County Rural Water District Receives Source Water Protection Award
  • Summer 2018
    • Water in Southeastern Minnesota: Rochester and Austin
    • Lewis & Clark Summary
    • Summit Brewery Starts with the Water
    • We Are Water MN Visits the Capitol
    • Invisible Heroes Videos Highlight Drinking Water Providers
    • Jim Sadler Retires/Mark Sloan Dies
  • Spring 2018
    • Innovative New Water Plant in St. Martin the Result of Community Commitment
    • Golden Valley Survives Contractor Accident without Water Disruption
    • Retirements/Changes at Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Rural Water Association
    • The Latest on Lewis & Clark
    • Water Bar Opens New Storefront
    • Operator Training News
  • 2017-2018 Winter
    • Plate Settlers Clean Up Ortonville Water
    • Lake Elmo Wins State Fair Taste Test
    • Lessons Learned in Blaine
    • Water and Sports
    • Good News and Bad News on the Bottled Water Ban in National Parks
    • Minnesota Department of Health Profile: Anna Arkin
  • 2017 Fall
    • Highway 53 Rerouting Includes Impact on Virginia Water Supply
    • Lewis & Clark Project Gets Needed Funding (and update on Luverne shrimp)
    • Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota
    • Bloomington Wins Hydrant Hysteria Competition
  • 2017 Summer
    • Shoreview Thrives with New Water Plant
    • Water May Bring Shrimp to Luverne
    • Governor Dayton and Clean Drinking Water Starts with Me! Poster Contest - and 25 by '25
    • Slovenija Declares Water a Human Right
    • Dan Boyce of East Grand Forks Retires
    • Osseo Water Tower May Be Placed on Historic Register
    • Water Bar Coming to the State Fair
  • 2017 Spring
    • Clean Water Mural Unveiled in Minneapoli
    • Lewis & Clark Project Moving through Minnesota
    • St. Cloud Recognized for Source Water Protection Projects
    • Ellingboe Takes over as ASDWA President
    • Effluent to Beer
    • MDH Drafts Interconnection Policy
    • Three Minnesotans on Blue Ribbon Commission for On-Site Non-Potable Systems
  • 2016-2017 Winter
    • Metro School to Feature Stand-Alone Exam Prep for Class A & B Licenses
    • Lewis & Clark Project Reaches Magnolia
    • St. Cloud Sweeps Doubleheader in State Fair Taste Test
    • Deaths in the Water Industry
    • Minnesota AWWA Holds 100th Annual Conference
    • New Brighton Still Facing, Overcoming Water Challenges
    • New Coliform Sample Drop-off Site in International Falls
  • 2016 Fall
    • Smithsonian Institution Water/Ways Opens in Minnesota
    • Bacteriological Sampling Plan Requirements and Guidance
    • Kris Wenner Joins MDH
    • Bloomington Kicks Glass at AWWA
    • Clean Water Fund Water Reuse Project Seeking Stakeholder Input
    • Larry Cole, Formerly of Minneapolis Water Works, Dies
  • 2016 Summer
    • Governor's Water Summit
    • MDH Roots: Still Planted
    • Flint Still a Hot Topic
    • Metro School Moving Back to Earle Brown Heritage Center
    • Lewis & Clark Rumble Along
    • MDH Review Prompts Changes to Water Sampling Procedures
    • Poster Contest Draws More than 1,600 Entries
  • 2016 Spring
    • Governor Dayton Calls for Water Quality Summit
    • Water Situation in Flint, Michigan
    • Rochester Public Utilities Solves Messy Problem in Economical and Environmentally Friendly Way
    • Cook Mayor and Council Work for Free to Keep Water Rates from Rising
    • Accidental Chlorine Release Emergency Notifications
    • What's New with Lewis & Clark?
    • Smithsonian Exhibit on Water Coming to Minnesota
  • 2015-2016 Winter
    • Minneapolis Institute of Art Decorates Water Towers
    • Water Success Stories
    • Mobile Art Lab Focuses on Water
    • MDH Lab Reprocessing Water Samples
    • Important News about 2016 Metro District School
  • 2015 Fall
    • Governor Dayton Announces Drinking Water Annual Report
    • Metro Transit Helps Saints Save Water in New Ballpark
    • Lewis & Clark Project Reaches Minnesota
    • Cold Spring Hailed for Its Communications
    • Important News about 2016 Metro District School
    • Water Reuse in Minnesota
Updated Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 02:37PM