The Water & Sewer Department maintains
- 150 miles of water main pipe
- 1,500 hydrants
- 3,500 valves
- 16 pressure reducing stations
- 2 booster stations
- 3 storage tanks
- A 12.6 MGD (Million Gallon per Day) Water Treatment Plant.
Maintenance of this infrastructure is critical to Chaska's residents insuring the highest quality drinking water is delivered to its customers.
Chaska has six ground water wells that pump water from wells that are 330-feet to 817-feet deep. Water is drawn from the following aquifers:
- Mt. Simon / Hinkley
- Tunnel City / Wonewer
- Glacial Drift
Water Treatment & Storage
Chaska has a water treatment plant that is capable of treating 12.6 million gallons per day, for iron and manganese removal to only trace levels by gravity filtration.
Sodium hypochlorite is used to disinfect the water for bacteria and fluoride is added to enhance tooth protection, as required by state and federal law.
Water is pumped to the distribution system after treatment and is stored in four elevated towers that have the capacity to hold four million gallons.
Common Service Problems
Check your toilets for leaks. Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. Most replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to install.
Check your water meter for hidden leaks. Read the house water meter before and after a 2-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
Check your faucets and pipes for leaks. A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.
If the City's Metering System detects consumption for four consecutive days, we will notify customers.
Water Conservation Notice
As part of the State Mandated Water Conservation Plan and in order to insure adequate water supply for water protection, the Chaska Water Department has implemented an odd-even lawn-watering program. This program greatly reduces the city's peak water demand during the heavy usage months between May 1 - September 30.
The City of Chaska Water Department requires residents to comply with this program. You are required to limit your lawn sprinkling and other non-essential water use based on your address and the calendar day of the month. If your address is an odd number, you must limit your lawn sprinkling to odd number calendar days. Likewise, your neighbor with an even numbered address must limit their lawn sprinkling to even number days.
Compliance with this ordinance is mandatory. Failure to comply may result in a $100 fine and/or termination of water service. New seed or sod that is not established is exempt from this ordinance for a 14-day period.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this ordinance, please feel free to call the Water Department at 952-448-4335. Thank you for your cooperation!
Water Service Line Coverage Solicitations
Companies will be contacting you via postal mail to inform you of your service line maintenance responsibilities. The City of Chaska is not affiliated with any of these companies or any other private water service maintenance providers.