Public meetings scheduled for October

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

3M Settlement meetings scheduled for Oct. 22 and Oct. 24

Two 3M Settlement meetings have been for later in October. Both meeting will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

At this meeting, representatives from the Minn. Pollution Control Agency and Minn. Department of Natural Resources will discuss ongoing efforts to provide safe drinking water to area residents whose private wells have been contaminated with PFAS. They will also discuss a range of projects being considered as long-term solutions for south Washington County drinking water issues.

Representatives from the Minn. Department of Health will also be on hand to answer questions.

If you have questions about these meetings, please email

3M Settlement work group meeting notes

Meetings notes and presentations from the September work group meetings are now available on the 3M Settlement website.

In February 2018,  Minnesota and the 3M Company settled their lawsuit regarding natural resource damages associated with a group of chemicals known as PFCs. 3M is making a grant of $850 million as a condition of the settlement to address two priorities in the east metro area. Priority 1 is safe drinking water and groundwater sustainability. Priority 2 is restoring and enhancing natural resources.