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City staff are working with the Minnesota Department of Health and other experts to pursue effective short and long-term options to reduce manganese levels. The city has already taken initial steps to reduce manganese in drinking water by limiting the use of wells with higher levels. In addition, a water treatment facility is in the City's Capital Improvement Plan as a future project. Staff is researching the best timing and financing for this infrastructure improvement.
There are several options for filtering manganese out of your drinking water. Certain types of home water treatment devices remove or reduce manganese:
Helpful information about these options is available in this Minnesota Department of Health Handout (PDF).