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Elements that contribute to water hardness are calcium and magnesium. Our City water hardness is about 23 grains per gallon
What are the black specks in my bath tub?
The black water or black specks, sometimes looking like pepper corns, are caused from the mineral manganese and are most often seen in the hot water. More complaints about manganese are generated from apartments rather than single family homes. When water enters a water heater, the manganese is in solution. Heat precipitates out the manganese. More heat will result in the appearance of more black specks. The solution is to adjust the water heater temperature to 120-125? F, flush the water heater, and also flush each individual faucet. Removal of the faucet aerator will speed up the flushing process.
Why is my water cloudy?
Typically water is cloudy due to air in the water. The air usually comes from the aerator on your faucet. If your water is cloudy, fill a glass and let it set for a few minutes, it should clear up. If not, please call Public Utilities at (763) 585-7100.
Does the City provide water testing?
City water is routinely tested for many substances as required by the Minnesota Department of Health. Please refer to the Consumer Confidence Report that is posted on the city's web site. The city does not provide water testing services. Please check the Yellow Pages, under laboratories, for companies that provide that service.
Where does the City of Brooklyn Center get its drinking water?
Drinking water in Brooklyn Center comes from high capacity groundwater wells that are approximately 300' deep.
What is Manganese?
Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many sources of ground water. Manganese is the cause of most complaints regarding black water/specks or oily film in coffee and swimming pools. There are no enforceable drinking water standards for manganese.
If the water service lines to your house freeze, please contact the City Utility Billing Division right away for more information.
The area will be restored with lawn sod. The property owner is responsible for replacement of special or unique landscaping items. Please call the Engineering Division if you have questions at (763) 569-3340.
When will my street be reconstructed?
The City has developed a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to guide the systematic replacement of streets within the community based on life span and condition. The pace at which the City can reconstruct or resurface public streets is based on the amount of available funding. Contact the Engineering Division at (763) 569-3340 to discuss the current schedule for street reconstruction in your neighborhood.
My street is going to be reconstructed. Will I be able to get into my driveway during construction?
In general you will be able to access your property after 7:00 pm each weekday and during weekends. During the workday, you may not be able to drive into your driveway while the contractor is installing underground utilities directly in front of your house and when concrete curb is being installed. Residents will not be able to access their driveways with their vehicles for five days after the concrete driveway is poured to allow the concrete material to cure. If you have special needs, please contact the Engineering Division at (763) 569-3340.
What happens to my water sprinkler irrigation system when the street is reconstructed?
During street reconstruction, an existing water sprinkler irrigation system that extends into the right-of-way will be pulled back and replaced at the end of the project. Please call the Engineering Division if you have questions at (763) 569-3340.