Grand Rapids, MN
Grand Rapids was founded as a logging town, as the Mississippi River provided an optimal method of log shipment to population centers. The city of Grand Rapids is named for the 3.5-mile (5.6 km) long local rapids in the Mississippi River, which was the uppermost limit of practical steamboat travel during the late 19th century.
Duluth gets water pumped straight out of Lake Superior, the third largest lake in the world! Those with access to the municipal water enjoy the benefits of the Lakewood Treatment Plant which is responsible for cleaning and filtering the city’s water supply. Those that are not on the municipal water must rely on a well and well, they might run into some issues. Explore this page to learn more about the issues you might be facing and contact us when you’re ready to take the first step towards better water.
Pequot Lakes, MN
Pequot Lakes drinking water comes from two wells ranging from 140 to 143 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people.
All five of the city’s wells are located at the airport. But that was also the place where firefighters trained for years with firefighting foams that contain PFAS. They are also known as “forever chemicals” because they build up in our bodies and they never break down. Bemidji had to shut down 3 of their 5 wells. Bemidji started to look for ways to fix this problem. They decided to build a water treatment plant to get the harmful chemicals out of the water, which will cost 16.5 million dollars.
The majority of water in Brainerd is pumped out of the ground from an aquifer deep below the city. For the most part, the water that comes out is very high quality and tastes great. In some instances, there are problems that can be solved with the proper water treatment system installed in your home. High nitrate concentration is a common problem as well as an overabundance of minerals (hard water). Whatever your problem is, we would love to take care of it for you.
Hibbing provides its citizens with drinking water from the groundwater source – 10 deeps wells. The last Hibbing water test was conducted in 2018 (click on the button to read the full report). It’s important to note that no drinking water will ever be completely free of contaminants, but it’s important to reduce them to the bare minimum.
The City of Cloquet provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: five wells ranging from 68 to 120 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian and Quaternary Water Table aquifers. The city once drew water from the St. Louis River, although in the early part of the 20th century it converted to wells. Recently, the city shut down one of its five wells because of manganese levels around 0.5 milligrams per liter (mg/L).
Little Falls, MN
Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: eight wells ranging from 90 to 124 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Water Table aquifer. Little Falls works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The City of Little Falls has been taking steps to protect local groundwater and drinking water resources by developing and implementing a Wellhead Protection Plan.
In 1912, the City started adding chlorine to the water to aide in cleaning the water. The chlorine was applied to the water in the Pump Station and was the only treatment done to purify the water until the Treatment Plant was built in 1976. This was obviously not an ideal way to treat drinking water for a population of around 100,000 people, so a rapid sand filtration plant was built across the highway from the pump station to accomplish this.