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The City of Centerville was incorporated in 1910 and established their initial water supply facility in 1988. Today, Centerville city water services nearly 100% of the city’s population and comes from 2 municipal water supply wells. One well is completed in the Jordan Sandstone aquifer and the other is in the Prairie du Chien Dolomite aquifer.

The City of Centerville adds chlorine and fluoride to the pumped well water before it is distributed to homes and businesses in the City. Click here to view the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2020. If you still have questions about Centerville’s drinking water after viewing the report, contact Tedd Peterson, Public Works Maintenance Tech., at 651-792-7942 or

Wellhead Protection

In order to protect the City’s wells, the City of Centerville has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, approved by MDH. Most recently, their Part 1 Plan Amendment was approved in March 2019 and their Part 2 Plan Amendment was approved in June 2021. Centerville was a founding member of the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group, which formed in 2010 (although the initial planning group was formed in 1997), and continues to be a participant in the group. If you have questions regarding Centerville’s Wellhead Protection Plan, contact Centervilles’s Wellhead Protection Manager, Paul Palzer, Public Works Director, at 651-792-7941 or For more information on Wellhead Protection Plans in general, refer to the MDH Source Water Protection webpage.

Private Wells

There are a few private wells in the City of Centerville. For information on testing your well water, visit the Anoka County Well Water Testing website or contact the Environmental Services Department at 763-324-4260. You can also usually find lots of information on your well with the MDH Minnesota Well Index (MWI). Click here to access the webtool.

Links and Resources

Be sure to check out the City of Centerville’s website ( and the links below:

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