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Drinking Water

Mayor Elliott's Statement Regarding New Environment Protection Agency Standards:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement about new health standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has minimal impact on Newport’s water system. One of the City’s two municipal wells has tested slightly above the new EPA health standards, however our second well tests below the standard. City staff has the flexibility to operate the water system in a manner that commingles water from well number one (1) and well number two (2). The result of this operational flexibility allows the City to conform with the new health standard.  

Newport is working with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the City of Woodbury, and the City of Cottage Grove to plan for the future of our water system and to provide the safest water possible for the residents of Newport. This is the highest priority for the Newport City Council and me. We will continue to provide updates on any new standards and changes to our water system going forward.

2023 Consumer Confidence Report

Environment Protection Agency - Safe Drinking Water Act

Minnesota Department of Health- Drinking Water Protection

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - PFAS