Water quality rules

Mississippi kayakMinnesota has extensive rules relating to the protection of water quality. This page provides:

  • information about the water quality rules that are currently in effect
  • information about water quality rulemaking activities

See MPCA incorporations by reference into state water quality rules.

For specific rulemaking activities, visit MPCA's Water rulemaking webpage.

Water rulemaking

Rulemakings that affect Minnesota’s waters include changes to the state Water Quality Standards (Minn. R. ch. 7050 and 7052) or specific water-related activities (e.g., animal feedlots or permit programs).

Current rulemaking


Recently completed rules