Water Department

Utilities 1

Water services are provided to most City residents.  Some Forest Lake properties obtain their water through private wells and are not served by the municipal water system. 

The City of Forest Lake Water Department provides sanitary, healthful, and economical water to the City’s residents and commercial businesses.  The City owned and operated water system obtains water from the Mt. Simon aquifer through 5 well pumps.  These pumps deliver water to one of the City’s three Water Treatment Plants for processing.  At the plants, the water is chlorinated and fluoridated to meet Minnesota Department of Health standards.  Additionally, the City’s water is softened within the plant before distribution.  Once the water has been treated, it is propelled to one of the City’s two water towers.  The North and South water towers, which hold 750,000 and 500,000 gallons of water respectively, store water to be used at our homes and businesses.

  1. Emergency Utility Calls

    Phone: 651-209-9743

    Contact us at 651-209-9743 to report a sewer backup, lift station alarm, water leak, meter leak or pressure problem.  You must leave a message for your call to be returned.

  1. Water Quality Reports
  2. Watering and Sprinkling
  3. Water Meters
As required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the City of Forest Lake is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period of January through December of each calendar year. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers' understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.

We are proud to report that no contaminants were detected at levels that violated state and federal drinking water standards.
Current Water Quality Report 2015 (PDF)