WATER TESTING AND SAMPLING
Water testing and sampling is performed by the City of Hastings in compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health. Monthly and annual water system testing is done to monitor all contaminants.
WATER QUALITY REPORT
The City issues the results of monitoring performed on its drinking water in their annual Water Quality Report. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect our water resources.
The City of Hastings has a total water hardness of 16 grains which is considered moderately hard. Hardness is the measure of dissolved minerals in the water.
WHY PROTECT OUR WATER QUALITY?
Groundwater supplies are interconnected with the water cycle. It means that when pollution occurs within your community it can impact the water supply for you or your neighboring communities.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals as well as substances resulting from the presence of animal and human activity. These dissolved substances then get into the groundwater aquifer to which get drawn out of our drinking water.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Help protect our water resources and your own drinking water supply. Don’t pollute our surface water sources with yard and household waste and other items that are harmful chemicals for the environment.
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