The plant is designed to remove iron and manganese from our municipal drinking water, with a capacity to treat up to ten million gallons per day. Iron and manganese are both naturally occurring minerals found in ground water wells. Iron is responsible for the discoloration you notice on sidewalks, buildings signs, etc. Though iron is safe to drink it has a impact on everything it comes in contact with. Manganese is also present in our municipal drinking water supply and has been since we began our municipal water system back in the mid 1980’s. Manganese has long been considered a nuisance in drinking water for its discoloration properties until recently, when the Minnesota Department of Health determined that levels over 100 parts per billion could present a health risk for bottle fed infants under one year of age.
The Water Treatment Plant is currently reviewing bids for contract.
Planning Commission and City Council Meetings
July 28, 2022 - Planning Commission - Consider Site Plan. View agenda item here.
August 8, 2022 - City Council - Consider Site Plan. View agenda item here.