Water Quality, Testing, and Sampling

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WATER QUALITY REPORT
The City issues the results of monitoring performed on its drinking water in their annual Water Quality Report. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect our water resources.

Click here to view the 2017 Richfield Water Quality Report



TESTING AND SAMPLING
Water testing and sampling is performed by the City of Richfield in compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health.  Weekly, quarterly, and annual water system testing is done to monitor contaminants, Richfield’s testing/analysis is completed by;

Tri-City/William Lloyd Analytical Laboratory
9300 Poplar Bridge Road
PH: 952-563-4904; FAX: 952-830-8236

WATER HARDNESS
The City of Richfield operates a lime softening Water Treatment Plant and produces a finished water hardness of roughly 6 grains.  Hardness is the measure of dissolved minerals in the water (specifically calcium and magnesium).

WHY PROTECT OUR WATER QUALITY?
Groundwater supplies are interconnected with the water cycle.  When pollution occurs within your community it can impact the water supply for you or your neighboring communities. 

As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals as well as substances resulting from the presence of animal and human activity.  These dissolved substances and pollutants then get into the groundwater aquifer contaminating our drinking water.

The City of Richfield's Wellhead Protection Plan is designed to protect Richfield's groundwater.  Sealing private wells can prevent pollutants from contaminating the City's water supplies.  The City of Richfield works with the MDH to comply with all well sealing requirements. For more information on private well sealing visit: MDH Source Water Protection

2005 Wellhead Protection Plan - Part 1

2007 Wellhead Protection Plan - Part 2

WHAT CAN I DO?
Help protect our water resources and your own drinking water supply.  Don’t pollute our surface water sources with yard and household waste and other items that are harmful chemicals for the environment.  Household hazardous waste should be properly disposed of, more information on where to dispose of household waste and chemicals can be found on Hennepin County's Household Hazardous Waste page