Skip to main content

To hold a Community Water Meeting, download Discussion Guide plus the Information Packet for your region. The Discussion Guide gives complete instructions for holding a Community Water Meeting. These are the same for everyone in the state. The information packet gives background information on water quality challenges and solutions specific to each region of the state. 

1. Download the Discussion Guide

2. Download the Information Packet for your Region

Use the map above or list of counties below to determine which region you are in. You can request up to 10 informational packets by mail at least two weeks in advance of your meeting. Please contact EQB at or 651-757-2547 for assistance.

**Download a Presentation of the Information Packet (pdf)


Region 1 - Northwest Minnesota 

Counties: Becker, Clay, Grant, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Traverse, Wilkin | Town Hall:  Crookston 9/5

Region 2 - West Central Minnesota 

Counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, DOuglas, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd | Town Hall: St. Cloud 9/6

Region 3 - Northeast Minnesota 

Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Kanabec, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, Saint Louis | Town Hall: Ely 9/12

Region 4 - Twin Cities Metro 

Counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright | Town Hall(s): Minneapolis 9/26; Burnsville 10/4; Stillwater 10/5 

Region 5 - Southwest Minnesota 

Counties: Cottonwood, Jackson, Law Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Yellow Medicine | Town Hall:  Marshall 8/17

Region 6 - South Central Minnesota 

Counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, McLeod, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan | Town Hall: Mankato 8/16

Region 7 - Southeast Minnesota 

Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona | Town Hall: Rochester 7/31

Region 8 - North Central Minnesota 

Counties: Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Wadena| Town Hall: Bemidji 9/13

3. Hold your Meeting


4. Submit your Ideas