In 2013, the City of Granite Falls completed construction on a brand new, state of the art water treatment plant. Drawing from two wells tapping into the Quaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer, the newly-built facility provides citizens with safe, high-quality, and reliable water which is some of the best in the entire state. Designed with duplicate treatment capability, city staff has the unique ability to clean and provide maintenance on one side of the plant while continuing treatment of water on the other side. Unlike most communities, the City also chose to include a lime-softening process (reducing the water's hardness to about 100 milligrams per liter) to provide the highest quality water to residents.
On an average day, the plant treats approximately 350,000 gallons of water, but, due to the duplicative capability, is able to treat up to 800,000 gallons per day if necessary.
Any questions, concerns, or issues may be directed to Mike Makarral, Water Superintendent, at 320-564-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.