Minn. regulators pointed finger at agriculture for rising nitrate levels in surface waters

Some news for our Minnesota friends today: According to an article in the Star Tribune this week, farming is being blamed for an increase in nitrate levels in southern Minnesota's surface water. The article states: The study by the Minnesota Polluti
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Some news for our Minnesota friends today:
According to an article in the Star Tribune this week, farming is being blamed for an increase in nitrate levels in southern Minnesota's surface water. The article states:
The study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found that more than 70 percent of the nitrates in surface water in intensively farmed southern Minnesota come from cropland, where anhydrous ammonia and other nitrogen compounds are commonly used as fertilizer. The rest comes from sources such as wastewater treatment plants, septic systems, urban and forest runoff, and the atmosphere.
"I believe Minnesota farmers are committed to conservation, stewardship and water quality protection," MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine said in a statement. "But collectively, too much nitrate is ending up in streams and rivers. We have to do better."
You can see a map here of areas in Minnesota that are susceptible to contamination.
If you have concerns about the water in your area, contact your Culligan Man to find out the best filtration solution for you.