Water Quality in Forest Lake, MN

The water hardness in Forest Lake will differ based on your location. Based on water testing performed by Merle’s Water Conditioning we have found the water to measure fairly hard with hardness typically averaging between 8 grains per gallon.

While Forest Lake’s water hardness is below what is typically considered hard, you may still notice stiff feeling laundry or water spots on your dishes. If you have noticed these issues, contact Merle’s Water Conditioning for a free water analysis or ask us about our water softeners.

Forest Lake’s Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the water supply for most residents of Forest Lake. Though some residents and properties may obtain their water through private wells.

If your property sources it’s water from a private well, we recommend water filtration to limit and reduce contaminants both naturally occurring and manufactured. We provide complimentary water testing service and even have water filtration systems that can filter harmful chemicals and contaminants from your water.

The water supply is comprised of 3 different wells that range in depth between 610 feet deep and 630 feet deep. Each of the city wells draws water from the Mt. Simon and Wonewoc-Mt. Simon aquifers. Well water is treated and then distributed to the either the North or South water towers.

Working with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Public Work’s Department tests drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. The drinking water in Forest Lake contains both chlorine and fluoride to meet the standards set out by the Department of Health.

Forest Lake’s water supply was not found to be in violation of any regulated contaminants within water samples taken in 2018. Regulated contaminants can include microbial, naturally occurring elements as well as manufactured chemicals used in water treatment and fertilizer.

Forest Lake Public Works department also monitors unregulated substances, including sodium and sulfate. These unregulated contaminants do not have legal limits for drinking water.

(Information Provided By the City Of Forest Lake)

Report Data – January 1 – December 31, 2018