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The water is treated at four state-of-the-art water treatment facilities that remove chemical solvent contamination and naturally occurring iron and manganese. The New Brighton water system contains 92 miles of water mains, over 5,700 water service connections, 950 water main valves, and 846 fire hydrants. The City's four water towers have a combined water storage capacity of 2.75 million gallons. Chlorine and fluoride are added to the water for disinfection and dental hygiene.

New Brighton has grown from a small farming community of 500 people in 1930, experiencing very rapid growth in the 60s, to around 22,000 people today. The average daily water usage of the City today is about 2.75 million gallons, but it can peak at over nine million gallons on very hot dry summer days due to lawn sprinkling.

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  1. water hardness

The hardness of water is related to the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium it naturally contains. The higher the amount of minerals, the harder the water. Signs of hard water include spots or a film on dishes, residue on clothing, or a “slimy” feeling on your skin after washing your hands or showering. You may notice that you need to use more detergent, soap, or shampoo. Hard water can also cause mineral buildup in pipes and mechanical equipment.
While there are no harmful health effects from these minerals in the water, some homeowners choose to use a water softener to reduce the hardness.
The hardness of the water in New Brighton is 24 grains per gallon. If you have a water softener, we suggest setting the softener at or below 24 grains per gallon. If the water feels too “slimy,” turn the softener down in small increments until you reach the desired softness. Water that is over softened may become corrosive and damage your internal plumbing.

 If you have any questions please contact Public Works at 651-638-2114.

  1. Private Water Service
  1. Protect Your Water Service From Freezing
  1. Wellhead Protection
  1. Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions & Policy
  1. Rusty Water, Taste & Odor Problems
  1. Consumer Confidence Reports
  1. Water Conservation & What You Can Do
  1. Hydrant Flushing & Maintenance