Water Quality in Hugo, MN

The water hardness in Hugo 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 around 14 grains per gallon.

Anything over 10 grains per gallon is considered hard / very hard and can result in mineral deposits on dishes and stiff feeling laundry. If you have noticed these issues, contact Merle’s Water Conditioning for a free water analysis or ask us about our water softeners.

Hugo’s Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the water supply for most residents of Hugo. 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 5 different wells that range in depth between 261 feet deep and 335 feet deep. Each of the city wells draws water from the Prairie Du Chien-Jordan aquifer.

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

There were no reported water quality violations in Hugo’s last published water quality report from 2018. Regulated contaminants can include microbial, naturally occurring elements as well as manufactured chemicals used in water treatment and fertilizer.

Hugo 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 Hugo)

Report Data – January 1 – December 31, 2018