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6844 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

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

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Water Utility operations provide 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/townhome/ 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.
 Water Utility Goals:
  • Provide safe and reliable drinking water.
  • Change and repair residential and commercial water meters. The City of Brooklyn Center completed installation of a citywide automated water meter reading (AMR) system in 2009. The AMR system has allowed the City to better track usage and trends, provide a means for leak detection and further quantify conservation measurers. Please click on the following link for more information regarding meter operation: Meter Operation Instructions
  • 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 (e.g. assist in fire flow testing).
  • Maintain weekly bacteria testing, daily fluoride testing and reports as required by the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Follow all required water testing for the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Attend 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.
  • Perform all routine maintenance and emergency repair of fire hydrants, system valves and water mains as well as seasonal and routine flushing of water mains. The 2020 hydrant flushing will take place the week of April 26, 2020.  For more information click to review the 2020 hydrant flushing map and scheduleWater line (hydrant) flushing may loosen rust in household pipes that could potentially stain laundry. Residents are always encouraged to check their water before doing laundry or to delay doing laundry (especially whites) until the flushing process is complete in their area.
  • Prepare and disseminate the EPA-required Consumer Confidence Reports to all customers.
  • Maintain the City's Wellhead Protection Plan. Wellhead protection is a means of protecting public water supply wells by preventing contaminants from entering the area that contributes water to the well or well field over a period of time. 

    Some properties in Brooklyn Center have private wells which are primarily used for irrigation purposes. Private wells which are no longer in use should be properly sealed. Unused wells which may be used in the future require a special maintenance permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Health.

    2015 Wellhead Protection Plan Amendment
    Sealing of Unused/Private Wells-Minnesota Department of Health
    Well Disclosure-Minnesota Department of Health
    2005 Brooklyn Center Wellhead Protection Plan

Water Utility handles the operation and maintenance of the City's nine wells, three water towers and Water Treatment Plant which includes buildings, equipment and property.

Facilities Goals:
  • Provide safe and reliable drinking water.
  • Monitor for static/pumping levels and well depths.
  • Maintain chemical feed equipment so as to comply with Minnesota State guidelines for disinfection, fluoridation and corrosion control.
  • Perform routine interior and exterior maintenance and repairs on the City's water towers, providing for proper seasonal level fluctuation to avoid possible structural damage.
  • Maintain accurate calibration of all towers.
  • 2018 Water Chemistry