Drinking Water FAQ

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to Drinking Water.

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  • Drinking Water

    • Are there more pollutants in drinking water today than there were 25 years ago?

    • How do I know if there is lead in my drinking water?

    • How does lead get into household water?

    • Is “new” water better than treated water?

    • Is the fluoride and chlorine in my drinking water safe?

    • What causes the rusty color in my water?

    • What chemicals are used in the treatment of Eden Prairie’s water?

    • What if my water has an unusual odor?

    • What is the hardness of City water?

    • When my water comes out of the tap, it looks cloudy, but then clears up. Should I be concerned?

  • Hard or Softened Water

    • Does the hardness in Eden Prairie's water change over time?

    • Does the water treatment process leave lime in the water in my home?

    • I have a white crust on my sink fixture, is it lime?

    • Is a water softener ever required?

    • Is hardness a concern in tap water?

    • Is water hardness regulated in Minnesota?

    • What are some tips for cleaning calcium buildup?

    • What are the potential impacts of salt from softened water?

    • What is the black, almost slimy film on my shower heads and faucets?

    • What is the hardness of Eden Prairie's drinking water?

    • What is the pink or reddish residue I sometimes see on water fountains, tubs, sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures in my home or business?

    • What is water hardness?

    • Where can I find more information about water hardness and/or softening water?

    • Will a water softener help in my Eden Prairie home?

  • Water Quality

    • Are there more pollutants in drinking water today than there were 25 years ago?

    • Do I need to take special precautions with drinking water?

    • Do we have less water than we did 100 years ago?

    • How do I know if there is lead in my drinking water?

    • How does lead get into household water?

    • Is “new” water better than treated water?

    • Is it true that once you use water, it's gone?

    • Is the fluoride and chlorine in my drinking water safe?

    • What causes the rusty color in my water?

    • What chemicals are used in the treatment of Eden Prairie’s water?

    • What if my water has an unusual odor?

    • What is the hardness of City water?

    • When my water comes out of the tap, it looks cloudy, but then clears up. Should I be concerned?

    • Where can I find information about Eden Prairie drinking water quality?