Given the likely increased use of disinfecting wipes and disposable wipes we would like to remind people to NOT flush wipes. Personal wipes do not break down like toilet paper and lead to sewer blockages and clogged pumps. Please – flush only toilet paper!
More information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency can be found here:
Wipes clog pipes!
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those used here in the City of Bloomington’s water treatment process, are designed to remove or inactivate viruses such as those that cause COVID-19.
More information can be found on the CDC website:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many buildings are experiencing periods of little to no water usage due to shutdowns or a reduction in business activities. Water quality problems can arise as water sits in building plumbing systems.
- MDH recommends community public water systems take action to prevent issues, including working with facilities in your community. Learn more at Ensuring Water Quality in Building Premise Plumbing: Guidance for Water Utilities During and After COVID-19.
- Example of what a system can do to inform building owners: St. Cloud has added information on this topic to their Public Utilities webpage, and they are putting together other communications materials, such as a presentation.
- MDH recommends building owners and managers take action to ensure that the water in their buildings is safe for use. Learn more at Ensuring Water Quality in Building Premise Plumbing: Guidance for Building Owners and Managers During and After COVID-19.
Utilities employs more than 50 people to run the water treatment plant, do field maintenance, serve customers and administer the area. Working in the background all day and every day, the division processes clear, clean water at the water treatment plant and distributes it to your tap. The same efficiency is used to manage the sanitary sewer collection system that processes your "used" wastewater.
The City of Bloomington does not have water restrictions in place now and does not anticipate any in the future. Learn how you can help conserve water.
Annual Water Quality Report
Our water surpasses all state and federal requirements. And it tastes fantastic!
Water Service Line Coverage Solicitations
In the past, many Bloomington residents have received solicitation letters from one of several companies who are selling water service line protection coverage.
Is Your Sump Pump Causing Sewage Backups?
To start or discontinue water service or to inquire about the billing status of an address
Contact: Utility Billing