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Who is responsible for maintenance of water meters, water meter valves and the water service lines?
Property owners are responsible for maintenance of all water piping from the city’s main (including the connection) to the house or business and including all piping in the building. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the curb stop valve and the valve before the meter.
The City of LeSueur is responsible for the maintenance of the water meter. If the water meter is not working properly, or if you suspect there is a problem with your water meter please call the water utility department at 507-665-9941 to schedule a repair visit.
How does lead get into your house or building water?
The most likely sources of lead in water are lead solder or brass fixtures in your home’s plumbing and/or your service line. The City of LeSueur’s water mains are constructed mainly of cast iron and ductile iron with no soldered joints.
I think my toilet is leaking, what should I do?
Leak detection tablets are available to Le Sueur residents at the Water/Wastewater building (1500 North Commerce St.) free of charge. Stop in today to get yours!
When my water comes out of the tap, it looks cloudy, but then clears up. Should I be concerned?
The cloudy water is caused by tiny air bubbles in the water similar to the bubbles in carbonated soft drinks. After a while, the bubbles rise to the top and escape into the air.
This type of cloudiness occurs most often in the winter when the drinking water is cold. Warm water is able to contain more oxygen than cold water. When the relatively warm well water leaves the treatment system, it travels through pipes in the frozen ground to your home. The water is cooled and is not able to retain as much oxygen, but because the water is trapped in a pipe the oxygen cannot escape.
When you open your tap, the water is no longer trapped inside the pipes, and the oxygen immediately begins to escape (or bubble) to the surface.
What is the hardness of city water?
The hardness of our well water as it comes into your home or business averages about 20 grains per gallon, or 350 milligrams per liter of total hardness.
Where does my water come from?
The City of LeSueur provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source. Two wells from the Jordan aquifer at 274 and 280 feet, one multi aquifer from the Jordan, Fronconia, Ironton, and Galesville aquifer at 660 feet, and one from the Mount Simon aquifer at 690 feet.