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Savage Test Results

Savage Test Results

2015 water quality results The Minnesota Department of Health and City staff regularly test samples of Savage’s water for many contaminants. No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. Some substances were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. Only those substances that were detected appear on the table. Many results are not listed…
Water restrictions

Water restrictions

In an effort to ensure adequate water supply for the community and to reduce waste, the City of Savage enforces outdoor watering restrictions throughout the year. Outdoor watering includes running sprinklers, using a garden hose, and using a watering can.   The restrictions are intended to conserve water by encouraging use at the most effective times of the day. Watering the lawn, washing…
Burnsville Test Results

Burnsville Test Results

  Contaminant (units)      MCLG       MCL         Level Found: Range (2014) Level Found:Average/Result    Typical Source of Contaminant Alpha Emitters (pCi/l)(1/15/13)  0  15.4      N/A 7.4    Erosion of natural deposits. Barium (ppm) 2 2  N/A .16    Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from    metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits. Combined Radium…
Sources of water

Sources of water

The City of Savage provides drinking water to more than 8,838 homes and 390 businesses. The water is drawn from the ground using seven wells located throughout the community. The wells range from 152 to 1,029 feet deep and draw water from the Mt. Simon, Tunnel City- Wonewoc, Quaternary Buried Artesian, and Prairie Du Chien Group aquifers.   Water drawn…
Water softening

Water softening

Hard water is the most common problem found in the average home. It indicates the levels of calcium, magnesium and iron in the water. The water hardness in Savage is 19 grains per gallon (gpg). This is moderately hard water.  Hard water is not a health hazard; however it can be a nuisance because of mineral buildup on plumbing fixtures…
Protect and conserve our drinking water

Protect and conserve our drinking water

Fresh, clean water is a limited resource. We must do our part to conserve water whenever possible.   In your home:  Save water by fixing leaky faucets, running full loads of laundry or dishes, and taking shorter showers.  Use soaps, lotions, and detergents that are biodegradable and less toxic.  Don’t flush leftover medicines, paints, oil, or antifreeze down the sink or…
Lead in water

Lead in water

The presence of lead ranks among the most common health concerns people have about drinking water. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from the components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City is responsible for providing high-quality public drinking water,…
City provides high-quality drinking water

City provides high-quality drinking water

Savage drinking water continues to meet all state and federal standards. At the City of Savage, the goal is to provide residents with high-quality, safe and reliable drinking water that meets every federal and state water quality requirement. The United States Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require all community systems to annually report on the quality of the…
Drinking water treatment

Drinking water treatment

The Savage Public Works Utility Services Division maintains the operation of two treatment plants that have the capacity to  process up to 9 million gallons of water each day. The treatment plants are designed to remove naturally occurring iron, manganese and radium from the raw well water. This is accomplished by aeration and chemical means during filtration. After filtration, chlorine disinfectant is added to…

Additional resources

Questions? We are happy to help. If you have questions regarding the City of Savage drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of water, please give us a call at 952-224-3400.    EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline | 800-426-4791 EPA Ground Water and Drinking Water website | water.epa.gov/drink MDH…
For people with compromised immune systems

For people with compromised immune systems

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised people, such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, people who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, and some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. Guidelines…
Water meter replacements coming in 2017

Water meter replacements coming in 2017

The City currently has 9,100 water meters in service. The City uses water meters to record the amount of water each property uses so that the owner can be billed properly for water use. Meters in homes across the city range in age from 1 to 20+ years.  Beginning in 2017, the Public Works Utility Services Division will begin replacing all water…
Compliance with national primary drinking water regulations

Compliance with national primary drinking water regulations

Drinking water sources (both tap and bottled) can originate from rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals (in some cases, radioactive material) and it can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or humans.  In order to ensure that your tap water…