Whether your drinking water is provided by one of Minnesota's 961 community water systems or one of its 1 million private wells, find information on safe drinking water and resources for testing and preserving your home's water.
If you live on a shoreland property that is exposed to wave and ice action or has a steep slope, you need to take extra steps to protect your property from erosion and keep soil from running off into the lake or river you enjoy.
A rain garden is a shallow depression filled with flood-tolerant shrubs, flowers and grasses. Its main functions are to collect and filter stormwater runoff, but rain gardens also add beauty to the landscape and may attract butterflies and birds.
Find information on home septic system management and links to resources for small communities.
Minnesota has more shoreline than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined! So, whether you plan to build the home of your dreams or simply a weekend getaway on the shore, these tips and ideas will help you plan your project carefully and will help protect your investment as well as the environment.