Water Quality in Oakdale, MN
The water hardness in Oakdale will differ based on your location, but typically averages around 15 grains.
Oakdale’s Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the water supply for Oakdale. The water supply is comprised of 8 wells and 4 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 Oakdale contains both chlorine and fluoride to meet the standards set out by the Department of Health.
Working with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Public Work’s Department tests drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. In addition to the 100 contaminants, Oakdale performs testing for unregulated contaminants including Sodium and Sulfate.
Oakdale is one of several communities affected by PFC water contamination. According to the PFC Fact Sheet provided by the City of Oakdale, approximately 57,700 residents with city water supply are effected by the pollution.
The City of Oakdale began operating a Water Filtration Plant in 2006 that is designed to remove PFCs from water sourced from well #5 and well #9. The plant uses granular activated carbon ( GAC ) filters. Minnesota Department of Health showed these filters remove most of the PFCs from the tested water.
If you live in Oakdale Minnesota and are concerned about PFCs in your drinking water, Merle’s Water Conditioning can help. We provide a complimentary water testing service and have water filtration systems that are capable of filtering out PFCs from your home drinking water.
To find out more about PFCs, check out our article where we cover the details of the contaminants, where they come from, and what you can do to remove them from your Oakdale drinking water.
(Information Provided By the City Of Oakdale)
Report Data – January 1 – December 31, 2018