What are you doing to address taste and odor issues?
The utility installed granular activated carbon filters, much like a home filter on a large scale. The addition of these filters reduced taste and odor complaints by 92 percent from 2006 to 2007.

In addition, SPRWS has restored wetlands, which act as natural filters, around Vadnais Lake. Aeration systems have been installed in Vadnais and Pleasant lakes in an effort to increase oxygen levels and control the nutrients which fuel algae growth at the source. The utility is boosting its ability to pump well water that can be used to dilute the water coming primarily from the Mississippi River when taste and odor problems arise.

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1. Where is my water meter, and how do I read it?
2. When do you open the Highland Park Water Tower to visitors?
3. How do I determine if I have a toilet leak?
4. When my water first comes out of the tap, it looks cloudy, but then clears up. Should I be concerned?
5. What is typical water usage?
6. Can I make an appointment to get my water turned back on?
7. How do I find a leak?
8. The leak isn't from my toilet. How do I find out where it's coming from?
9. Are there are more pollutants in drinking water today than there were 25 years ago?
10. What are the appointment hours for meter repairs?
11. Do you have to come inside the house to turn the water on?
12. Why is my water off?
13. What if I only have cold water?
14. Where are you located?
15. What communities are served by SPRWS?
16. Whom do I call if I live in a city to which SPRWS does not supply water?
17. If I have a water emergency, whom do I call?
18. What do I do if water is leaking near the water meter or if water is coming out of the ground in my yard or in the street?
19. Does SPRWS make a profit?
20. How many steps are in the Highland Water Tower?
21. Is the Highland Water Tower still being used?
22. What can I do to improve water pressure?
23. Who is responsible for maintenance of meter valves and the water service?
24. Where does your water come from?
25. What are you doing to address taste and odor issues?
26. What chemicals are added to the water supply?
27. What uses the most water in my house?
28. How hard is our water?
29. Do I need a plumbing permit?