• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Event Details

  • 08/23/2013

    Location: Fridley, MN | Map Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Fee Information: Free. Registration required Contact Name: Park Ranger Lark Weller Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 651-293-8442
Mississippi River Forum
Friday, August 23. 8:00-9:30 a.m.
From the River to the Tap: Making the Mississippi into Drinking Water
Location: City of Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant (4300 Marshall Street NE, Fridley, MN 55421)
George Kraynick, Laboratory Supervisor, City of Minneapolis-Public Works, Water Treatment and Distribution Services

Most of you probably know that much of the Twin Cities uses the Mississippi River as its drinking water source, including the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, New Hope, Maplewood, and Roseville. But how is river water--where litter collects and upstream waste water is returned--transformed into some of the best drinking water in the country? What are some of the challenges that face drinking water providers as they deliver clean water to us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Join us for this special Mississippi River Forum, hosted by (and held at) the Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant. After George's presentation, we'll take a tour of the facility. If you haven't yet seen how your drinking water is produced, you owe it to yourself to be there!

George Kraynick is the Laboratory Supervisor for the City of Minneapolis' Water Treatment Plant. 

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this event is limited, and registration will be required in advance. Please RSVP to Lark Weller at lark_weller@nps.gov or 651-293-8442.