The City that Works for You
New Brighton, Minnesota is a community of 22,000+ residents located roughly 10 minutes North of the Twin Cities. New Brighton prides itself in its excellent schools, numerous lakes, parks and recreational facilities, beautiful housing, progressive business community, and countless clubs and organizations.
New Brighton’s greatest asset, however, is its people. Residents of New Brighton are warm and hospitable (with many actively involved in their community), making it a great place to live, work and play.
Drinking Water Updates
In May 2016, New Brighton started construction on the Minneapolis Interconnection, which will connect the Minneapolis Hilltop Reservoir to New Brighton’s water distribution system at Water Treatment Plant 1. New 18 and 24-inch pipes were installed to allow for delivery of up to 6 million gallons per day (MGD); that will replace the capacity of New Brighton’s Mount Simon Hinckley Wells, which supply a maximum of 4.5 MGD. The additional capacity will ensure that we can supply a safe, reliable source of water for the next two years, until the expansion of Water Treatment Plant 1 is completed in fall of 2018. The Minneapolis Interconnection will also serve as an emergency back-up supply after Water Treatment Plant 1 resumes operations in 2018.
With the Minneapolis Interconnection in place, New Brighton has changed its primary water source from the Mount Simon Hinckley wells to Minneapolis Water. New Brighton and Minneapolis have worked with the Minnesota Department of Health on the transition process. To account for the chemical differences between surface water and groundwater, New Brighton is feeding the same anti-corrosion chemicals that Minneapolis uses into the existing pipe network.