The City of Coon Rapids recently updated part one of its Wellhead Protection Plan. Wellhead Protection is a way to prevent the public drinking water supply from becoming polluted by managing potential sources of contamination in the areas that supply water to the public wells. Wellhead Protection Plans must be reviewed and amended every ten years. Part one of the plan includes a delineation of the critical areas adjacent to our groundwater wells and the potential vulnerability of each well.
Part two of the plan includes an inventory of potential contamination sources and actions the City will take to address the potential contamination sources and protect the drinking water supply. Part two of the plan also includes strategies for enhancing public education regarding wellhead protection and the City's water supply. The update of Part two of the plan will be completed this fall. When the Part two update is complete, the City will hold a public hearing on the plan update, which will November 7, 2017.