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Delano Municipal Utilities 2022 State Water Safety Report

Each year, Delano Municipal Utilities (DMU) works with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to test our city’s drinking water for over 100 contaminants. Our mission statement is “to provide consistent and dependable power and water services to our customers in a sustainable and economical manner.” And we’re proud to say the results reflect that. Read on to learn more about our 2022 state water safety report, AKA Consumer Confidence Report.

2022 Consumer Confidence Report Results

Detecting small amounts of contaminants is common as no water supply is ever completely free of them. MDH found no water quality violations in the analysis, and the few that were detected were far below maximum amounts set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

For details and further information, a full copy of the report (including guidelines for reading the results) can be found HERE.

DMU’s Water Treatment Process

Delano sources its public water via four wells drilled into the Jordan Aquifer. Once the groundwater is pumped to the surface, we use pressure filters to treat it for iron and manganese removal. Then, we use several procedures to reduce the hardness and improve water quality:

  • Add chlorine for disinfection
  • Add fluoride to help with tooth decay prevention
  • Add polyphosphates to help prevent red or black water and impede scale formation and corrosion

DMU tests the public water monthly, at numerous locations, to ensure safe, clean water that meets all state and federal standards.

Source Water Assessment

MDH also monitors the initial sources of drinking water and provides that information in what’s called a source water assessment (SWA). This report includes potential nearby threats to the water, what DMU does to protect the source, and more. Our SWA can be found HERE.

Contact Delano Municipal Utilities

At DMU, we dedicate ourselves to providing unparalleled service and satisfaction to the residents we serve. For more information about the 2022 state water safety report, and for all your public power and water needs, contact us today.