Water & sewer utilities


Guidance for ensuring water quality

 Building owners and managers take action!

Here is the latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health on information related to COVID-19 and water systems. The Minnesota Department of Health is recommending building owners and managers to take action to ensure that the water in their building is safe for use. 

Learn more at the Department of Health's Guidance for Building Owners and Managers During and After Covid- 1 9 (PDF)

Additional information can be found at the Department of Health's Public Water Systems and COVID-19 website page.

2021 Sanitary Sewer Lining Project

The city is working to complete a sewer pipe lining project, in the highlighted areas of Boundary Creek and Pineview. The project is part of the ongoing sanitary sewer preventative maintenance program which will extend service life, minimize inflow and infiltration impacts, and reduce surface disturbances and construction traffic impacts. The pipe lining work creates a new plastic pipe inside of the existing pipe by cured in-place pipe process (CIPP); there is little or no excavation involved. The work is done in segments, about 500 feet at a time, with wastewater being pumped around the segment being lined.

Homes along the affected segment cannot discharge wastewater to the system for about a 24-hour period, so residents may want to plan an overnight stay with friends or family. These homeowners will be notified about the exact timeline as the project progresses. The city recognizes the project will impact some more than others. Your understanding is appreciated.

Map view of the Pineview and Rice lake Trunk SanitaryMap view of the Charest Area and Boundary Creek Are Trunk Sanitary's.

After hours

If a service emergency should arise after business hours, call 763-494-6370 and follow prompts.

After-hour, non-emergency services may be subject to service charges.