Water and sanitary sewer services are provided to most St. Paul Park residents by the City's Utility Division. This division operates and maintains municipal wells, water storage facilities, sanitary sewer lines and lift stations; flushes city hydrants; reads water meters; and repairs fire hydrants.
A city-owned and city-operated water system makes up a major portion of the St. Paul Park Utility Division. The water supply comes from wells with a total pumping capacity of about 2,350 gallons per minute or 3 million gallons per day. To handle peak water loads; St. Paul Park also has two water towers. St. Paul Park does not chlorinate its water supply, however the water is fluoridated to meet Department of Health standards. The Utility Division staff reads water meters and bills quarterly based on usage.
The Utility Division maintains sanitary sewer lines in St. Paul Park which discharge into the regional waste treatment system managed by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES).
Private Well and Septic
Some St. Paul Park properties obtain their water through private wells and are not served by the municipal water systems. And those properties not on sewer lines utilize private on-site septic systems. Permits are required to install and maintain a well or septic system that conforms to state and county codes. Contact Washington County Public Health Environment at (651) 430-6655.
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