Woodbury's drinking water is monitored regularly for contaminants, in accordance with federal and state laws. To advance consumers' understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect water resources, the monitoring results are published each spring in the city's annual Drinking Water Report.
We are proud to report that no contaminants monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements were detected at levels that violated state and federal drinking water standards.
The 2018 water quality report, which includes information on the monitoring done on Woodbury drinking water between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, is now available to review online.
Please review the report and, if you have questions, contact Jim Westerman, utilities manager, at 651-714-3720.
Protective guidance levels for PFAS updated
On April 4, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued new Health-Based Guidance Values (HBVs) for two chemicals associated with groundwater contamination in the east metro area. MDH set the new values for the two perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) - PFOS and PFHxS - after reviewing the latest scientific data.
For Woodbury, these changes in HBVs impact one water production well (based on the most recent water sampling results). This well is one of the city's five wells previously identified as impacted by PFAS. These wells are only needed when water demand is high during summer months; when they are in operation, they are used sparingly and in a rotation with other wells that are not impacted by PFAS. Because of these existing operational changes, MDH indicated to city staff that no additional operational changes to the city's water system are needed at this time. The water remains safe to drink.
Learn more about the recent guidance level changes on the PFAS page.