City of Apple Valley
Sources of your drinking water
In 2015, the Apple Valley water treatment plant processed 1,954,000,000 gallons of drinking water. Water is pumped from 16 groundwater wells, in the Jordan, Mt. Simon, and Prairie Du Chien-Jordan aquifers ranging from 487 to 1127 feet deep, to the water treatment plant. Four additional groundwater wells are used for aquifer monitoring or are designated as emergency wells. The water treatment plant removes iron and manganese through a process called filtration. Iron and manganese are minerals found in abundant quantities in groundwater throughout the region. Although iron and manganese are not harmful to human health, these minerals can be a nuisance. Iron concentrations greater than 0.3 parts per million (ppm) can leave rust-colored stains on laundry, porcelain, and fixtures. Manganese levels greater than 0.05 ppm can tint the water, cause black spots in ice cubes, and cause the water to have a bitter, metallic taste.
Aesthetic Water Properties after treatment by the City of Apple Valley
Iron: 0.058 ppm
Manganese: 0.035 ppm
Chlorine: 0.5-1.0 ppm
Fluoride: 0.5-0.9 ppm
Water Hardness: 17 grains per gallon
A quality water softener will remove the problem some hard water minerals calcium and magnesium.
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