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Brooklyn Center Public Works

6844 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: 763-585-7100
Fx: 763-585-7159

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Water Utility Operations provides for the distribution of water to customers. The City has 114.98 miles of water main, 1,356 water valves, and 969 fire hydrants providing service to 7,311 metered single family residential connections and 1,624 metered apartments/ townhouses/ commercial/ industrial customers. Responsibilities also include maintenance of meters, locating water mains and services, testing of the municipal water supply throughout the system as required, preventative maintenance, and emergency repairs to the City's distribution system and its appurtenances.
   
Goals of Water Utility Operations include:
  • Change and repair residential and commercial water meters as necessary
  • Provide timely locating services as per Gopher State One Call
  • Work together with the Engineering Division in reconstruction areas to inspect new water services, mains, and disconnects, and provide assistance to customers in construction areas who are receiving new water services
  • Provide fire flow information and assist insurance companies in gathering additional information as needed (i.e., assist in fire flow testing)
  • Maintain weekly bacteria testing and daily fluoride testing and reports as required by the State Health Department
  • Conduct lead and copper testing as required, and proactive contract and in-house testing for iron, manganese, zinc, and calcium/magnesium harness
  • Maintain training sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as in house training in right to know, confined space entry and work zone safety
  • Continue routine maintenance and emergency repair of fire hydrants, system valves, and water mains, and seasonal and routine flushing of water mains Prepare and disseminate to all customers EPA-required Consumer Confidence Reports
  • Maintain the City's Wellhead Protection Plan

Facilities
Sanitary Sewer Utility Facilities handles the operation and maintenance of the City's 10 wastewater lift stations, which include buildings, equipment, and property.

Facilities Goals
Goals of the Water Utility Facilities include:

  • Routine and emergency maintenance of wells, continued monitoring of static/pumping levels and well depths
  • Maintain chemical feed equipment so as to comply with State guidelines for disinfection, fluoridation and corrosion control
  • Preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of electrical controls, telemetry system and building and grounds
  • Routine maintenance and repair of the interiors/exteriors of the City's water towers providing for proper seasonal level fluctuation to avoid possible structural damage
  • Maintain accurate calibration of all towers