Water Quality in North St. Paul, MN

The water hardness in North St. Paul 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 12 and 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.

North St. Paul’s Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the water supply. 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 468 feet deep and 531 feet deep. Each of the city wells draws water from the Prairie Du Chien-Jordan and Jordan 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 North St. Paul contains both chlorine and fluoride to meet the standards set out by the Department of Health.

The water supply for North St. Paul 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.

North St. Paul 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 North St. Paul)

Report Data – January 1 – December 31, 2018