Coon Rapids

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The City of Coon Rapids was incorporated in 1952 and established their initial water supply facility shortly after in 1957. Today, Coon Rapids city water services 100% of the City’s population and comes from 24 deep groundwater wells.

Water is pumped from these water wells to a water treatment plant which removes iron and manganese. During the summer months, some wells pump their water directly into the distribution system where it is blended together with water treated at one of the 2 treatment plants. All water is chlorinated and fluoride is added 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 Coon Rapids’ drinking water after viewing the report, contact Shawn Nelson, Utility Superintendent at 763-767-6576 or

Wellhead Protection

In order to protect the City’s wells, the City of Coon Rapids has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, approved by MDH. Most recently, their Part 1 Plan update was approved in 2016 and their Part 2 Plan update was approved in 2018. Coon Rapids was a founding member of the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group, which formed in 2010 (although the initial planning group formed in 1997), and continues to be a participant in the group. If you have questions regarding the City’s Wellhead Protection Plan, contact Coon Rapids’ Wellhead Protection Manager, Tim Himmer, Public Works Director at 763-767-6494 or For more information on Wellhead Protection Plans in general, refer to the MDH Source Water Protection webpage.

Links and Resources

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

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