Water and Sewer
Water pumping and distribution
The city’s water pumping and distribution system is comprised of 18 deep wells, 8 water treatment plants, 10 water storage structures and 260 miles of distribution piping. Annually, the city delivers 3 billion gallons of water with an average daily consumption of approximately 8 million gallons per day to 16,000 accounts. In addition, the utility maintains approximately 371 street lights and 10 civil defense sirens.
Sewer system maintenance
The city operates and maintains a 260-mile sanitary sewer collection system. Each year 90–110 miles of sewer line are cleaned and 20 miles of pipe are televised for inspection and repair purposes. The system contains 38 sanitary and storm water lift stations and 47 individual house pumps that are maintained by utility staff. Sewer flow is collected and passed to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Service’s interceptor and treatment systems.
For other questions regarding water in Minnetonka—including the monitoring of lake water quality, the management of storm water, and drainage and storm sewer projects—please see the engineering department’s water management page.