Andover

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The City of Andover was incorporated in 1974 and established their initial water supply facility shortly after in 1981. Today, Andover city water services nearly 20,000 people and comes from 8 wells, 5 of which are primary water supply wells. 4 of the primary water supply wells pump from the deeper, Tunnel City-Wonewoc aquifer and the 5th pumps from the unconsolidated, confined sand and gravel aquifer closer to the surface.

The City of Andover began treating their water in 2002, when their Water Treatment Facility was constructed. The facility removes iron and manganese from the pumped well water before it is distributed to homes and businesses in the City. Click here to view the 2018 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report. If you still have questions about Andover’s drinking water after viewing the report, contact Brian Kraabel, Public Utilities Manager at 763-767-5180 or b.kraabel@andovermn.gov.

In order to protect the City’s wells, the City of Andover has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, approved by MDH. Most recently, their Part 1 Plan was approved in July 2015 and their Part 2 Plan was approved in July 2017. Andover joined the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group in 2014. If you have questions regarding Andover’s Wellhead Protection Plan, contact Andover’s Wellhead Protection Manager, David Berkowitz, Director of Public Works/City Engineer, at 763-767-5133 or D.Berkowitz@andovermn.gov . For more information on Wellhead Protection Plans in general, refer to the MDH Source Water Protection webpage.

In addition, there are more than 3,200 private wells in the City of Andover. Contact Anoka County Environmental Services for information on testing your well water at 763-324-4260. You can also usually find lots of info on your well with the MDH Minnesota Well Index (MWI). Click here to access the webtool.

Be sure to check out the City of Andover’s website (https://www.andovermn.gov/) and the links below:

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