About Moorhead Public Service's Water Operations
Since 1986, Moorhead’s water system has undergone more than $20 million in improvements, including the completion of a state-of-the-art Water Treatment Plant in 1995. Among its features: a lime water-softening process, a highly-efficient filtration system, and the use of ozone for primary disinfection and odor/taste removal. The Water Treatment Plant has significantly reduced the amount of chlorinated by-products generated by treating water in Moorhead. Moorhead’s Water Treatment Plant produces water that meets all current water-quality standards set by the U.S. EPA and is well-prepared to comply with future standards. Moorhead Public Service provides drinking water to its residents from groundwater and surface water sources - the Red River of the North (surface water) and wells that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian, Indeterminate, and the Quaternary Buried Unconfined aquifers (groundwater).
Lead Service Line Inventory Project
As part of Moorhead Public Service's (MPS') commitment to provide safe drinking water to all our customers, we consistently comply with all regulations of the US EPA Safe Drinking Water Act. Due to recent revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, all Community Water Systems nationwide, including MPS, are required to create a mapped inventory to prepare for the replacement of lead-based water service line materials throughout the City of Moorhead.
To complete this task, MPS' Water Division created the Lead Service Line (LSL) Inventory Project. The purpose of this project is to accurately determine the total number of LSLs in MPS' water distribution system as many water service line materials in Moorhead are still unknown. The majority of LSLs in Moorhead were typically installed before 1940. In rare instances, LSLs may have been installed as late as the 1970s.
The main objective of this project includes:
- Identifying all service line materials and locations in our system.
- Informing customers of the water service material used in their home.
- Providing resources on reducing lead exposure in drinking water.
- Accurately planning and budgeting for LSL replacement projects.
If you received a reminder postcard to complete the online survey to verify your water service material, please visit https://arcg.is/0mqiKC or scan the QR code below. You can also schedule an appointment with MPS staff to verify you water service line material by calling 218.477.8000, Option 4. Please email
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