Water tests

Every three years we test water in homes with lead plumbing.

2018 test results

We comply with all EPA guidelines to ensure that your drinking water is safe.

  • Every three years, we test water in single family homes with:
    • Lead service lines 
    • Lead pipes, or
    • Copper pipes soldered with lead installed after 1982 but before the 1985 ban on solder containing high concentrations of lead
  • In 2018, we tested water samples from 50 homes.
    • An independent certified laboratory contracted by the Minnesota Department of Health analyzed all the samples.
    • All homes tested below the EPA’s Action Level for copper.
    • Two homes tested above the 15 parts per billion (ppb) Action Level for lead.
    • Follow up testing showed the lead levels were from the kitchen faucet not the premise plumbing.
    • Letting the water run briefly decreased the lead levels to below 1 ppb
  • We've never had a violation of the Lead and Copper Rule of 1991.

Read about lead in faucets

Read about the EPA's 1985 ban and updates to the "Lead Free" rule

Read about the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule of 1991

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4300 Marshall St. NE
Fridley, MN 55421

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