State of Water

Mankato Drinking Water

Surface water contains excess levels of nitrates, phosphates, fecal matter, and mercury. Up to 40x the drinking standard.

Local Supply

Water Filtration Municipal

Due to contaminated surface and ground water, we drill 700 feet below surface to access clean water from the Mt. Simon aquifer.

Global Impact

Blue Earth Project

Seven rivers flow in and only one flows out. We are considered the largest contributors to the Gulf of Mexico nitrate dead zone.

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Did You Know?

Blue Earth County is a geographic anomaly. We have seven rivers flowing in and only one flowing out. Of all counties in Southern Minnesota, Blue Earth County has the most river miles.







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