St. Francis

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The City of St. Francis was incorporated in 1962 and established their initial water supply facility in 1974. The city water supply consists of 3 deep, municipal groundwater wells: one of which is finished in the Mt. Simon aquifer and two in the buried Quaternary artesian aquifer. St. Francis has the capacity to pump over 4.3 million gallons of water per day if needed.

Before city water is distributed to homes and businesses, it is pumped to the City’s water treatment plant, which went online in December of 2008 to remove radium from the water. The treatment plant also removes iron and manganese. Chlorine and fluoride are added to the water for disinfection and dental hygiene. An orthophosphate is also added for corrosion control in the interior plumbing of private homes and businesses. Click here to view the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence report for 2020. If you still have questions about the City’s drinking water after viewing the report, contact St. Francis Public Works at 763-233-5200.

Wellhead Protection

In order to protect the City’s wells, the City of St. Francis has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, approved by MDH. Their original plan was completed in 2005 and they are in year 5 of their current plan. St Francis joined the Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group in 2014. For more information on Wellhead Protection Plans in general, refer to the MDH Source Water Protection webpage.

Private Wells

In addition, there are many private wells in the City of St. Francis, 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 St. Francis’ website ( and the links below:

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