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2013 Water Quality Report

Drinking water meets state safety standards

check markOne of the most important services provided by the City of Savage is the delivery of drinking water to the community. It’s a role the City takes very seriously. In addition to ensuring an adequate supply is always available, City staff carefully and regularly inspects the water to ensure it is of the highest quality.

Over the past several years, new treatment technologies have been implemented to guarantee everyone served by the City has safe drinking water.

Numerous tests were conducted in 2012 in accordance with Minnesota Department of Health and Environmental Protection Agency requirements. Once again, Savage’s water meets all state and federal standards. Test results listed on the following pages show that contaminant levels are below the maximum limits allowed.
2013 Annual Water Quality Report

Where we get the water

City of Savage water towerThe City of Savage provides drinking water to more than 9,000 homes and over 500 businesses. The water is drawn from the ground using eight wells located throughout the community. The wells range from 152 to 1,029 feet deep and draw water from the Mt. Simon, Quaternary Buried Artesian, Prairie Du Chien Group and Franconia-Ironton-Galesville aquifers.

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Substances absorbed by water

Water with leafPrior to being tapped for distribution, the City’s drinking water moves through the ground, dissolving natural minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material that are in its path. In addition, the water may absorb substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

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Health Considerations

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons — such as individuals with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants — can be particularly at risk from infections.

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Federal rules ensure tap, bottled water safe to drink

two bottles of waterDrinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.

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