Fire hydrants are flushed each spring to ensure their reliability and to remove any mineral buildup in the system. Residents may notice discolored water for a short period after flushing. Although the water is safe for consumption, you may want to reschedule laundry. If you see discolored water, flush out the pipes by running the laundry tub faucet or the outside faucets.
Water Treatment Plant
The water treatment plant removes iron and manganese and provides high-quality water.
Water hardness averages 15 grains or "moderately hard." Consider this number when setting your water softener. Home water softeners are personal preferences. We do not provide recommendations for home water softener units.
Water Quality Report
This report contains information for the period January 1 to December 31, 2019.
Homes connected to city water may still have an unsealed well located in the basement well room, or in the yard. Unsealed wells may allow water below the ground to contaminate the aquifers used for city water. A well that is no longer in use may be a threat to health, safety, and the environment. Sealing is a process of clearing and filling an unused well with a special material called grout.
Protecting the Groundwater is Everybody's Business
Do you currently have a well that you’re not using? Groundwater is the main source of drinking water for most people in the metro area – and protecting it is in the best interest of your community and future generations.
The State of Minnesota requires property owners to get a Water Well Maintenance Permit or have the well sealed. You may choose to continue using your well for irrigation.
More information is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website
Water Leak postcards
Public Works mails leak cards each month to those addresses who may have a leak. Check all toilets, faucets, and irrigation systems. A plumber may be needed to find a leak.