What if my water has a chlorine smell to it?

The water is treated with chlorine at the water treatment plants and well houses throughout the City.  The City treats its water supply to protect against Total Coliform. The City chlorinates within the State guidelines, but occasionally, you may smell chlorine in the water because we chlorinate to meet demand and insure safe water quality.

If you notice a chlorine or bleach smell coming from your water, run your COLD water line for 5-10 minutes.  If it does not dissipate, or you have additional questions, you can contact Public Works at 763-785-6165 to speak with someone in the Water Department. 

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1. What is the water hardness level?
2. What is the pH level of the city’s water?
3. Is my private well water tested by the City?
4. How do I know if there are any water restrictions in place?
5. What causes discolored or cloudy water?
6. What should I do if my water is cloudy or discolored?
7. What if my water has a rotten egg odor to it?
8. What if my water has a chlorine smell to it?
9. How and why should I flush my hot water heater?