My water smells/tastes like chlorine is it safe to use?
Probably. The City of Faribault adds 1.2-2.0 parts per million of chlorine to your drinking water for disinfection purposes. It also adds 0.5 ppm of ammonia to ensure chlorine will last thru the 130-mile water main distribution system. The taste can be improved by letting water stand exposed to air. If you feel it needs to be reported you can call the Public Works Department.

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1. I need to have my water temporarily shut off. Who do I call?
2. Does the city have specific lawn sprinkling hours and restrictions?
3. Do these water restrictions apply to my newly sodden/seeded lawn?
4. We have rusty water, what should I do?
5. When and how often are the water hydrants flushed? Will I be notified?
6. My water smells/tastes like chlorine is it safe to use?
7. Is fluoride in my drinking water?
8. Is Faribault's water hard or soft?
9. Does the City soften the water?
10. Where can I obtain information regarding the levels of lead in my drinking water?
11. What causes cloudiness in my drinking water? Is it dangerous?
12. How can I get my drinking water tested?