What's Minnesota's biggest water problem?
Even in the land of 10,000 lakes, water is no longer unlimited. Lakes shrink, groundwater drops, wells go dry or get contaminated. Some cities have to look harder for good municipal water or pay more to treat it. Twenty years ago these were isolated problems. Three-quarters of Minnesota's residents get their water from aquifer-tapping wells, and today parts of the state seem to be on a path that is not sustainable.
MPR News is taking a deep look at whether the way Minnesotans get their water is sustainable. We want to know what water problems you see in your community and elsewhere and what ideas you have about solutions to those problems.