Water Treatment & Distribution Services

Find what you need to know about Minneapolis drinking water.

In 1867, the Minneapolis City Council created the Minneapolis Water Works, now known as Water Treatment and Distribution Services (WTDS), to supply water to the fire department. In 1872, the City built the first water pump station on the Mississippi River, above St. Anthony Falls making water distribution available to residents. Minneapolis was the first Minnesota city with a public drinking water system.

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COVID and water

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

Lead and water 

Lead testing - Minneapolis tap water customers can rest assured that their drinking water is safe. In addition to the continuous sampling and analyzing done to ensure strict compliance with federal and state drinking water regulations, the state Department of Health requires extensive testing for lead and copper in the City’s drinking water every three years. These tests were conducted in 2018 and out of the fifty (50) homes tested, all tested below the EPA’s action level for copper and only two homes tested above the action level for lead.  Follow-up testing showed the increase in lead levels were caused by lead in a kitchen faucet not from the water piping and letting the water run briefly decreased the lead level to below the action level.

AWWA: Together, let's get the lead out (Youtube)

Stay informed about water service outages 

The City uses the Swiftreach Emergency Notification System to alert residents about planned and unplanned service outages, as well as other important City related information. If you are signed up to receive these notifications, you may receive a short, prerecorded voice message when there is an event.  You can also sign up for text message alerts.
Visit Stay informed Minneapolis to sign-up to receive these alerts.
Note: the City may also give notice in person. Please stay alert to the presence of signs on boulevards and door hangers on your front door.

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Public Works Water Treatment & Distribution Services


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4300 Marshall St. NE
Fridley, MN 55421

This building is closed to the public.


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250 S. 4th St., Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.