Mapleton water tower shuts down

Mapleton residents will need to take precautions with their water over the next two weeks.
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 11:04 AM CDT
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MAPLETON, Minn. (KEYC) - Mapleton residents will need to take precautions with their water over the next two weeks.

The city says its water tower will be down, leaving it unable to filter out iron from its waterways.

“It’s a quick replacement,” explained Mapleton Public Works Supervisor Hunter Chaffee, “We are going from reductal iron pipe to a stainless steel pipe with a much longer lifetime than 28 years. And should provide years and years of service to the city of Mapleton during that process. We have to take the filter plant down and are unable to filter our water. We’re still able to treat our water but residents may notice some more rust iron during that time.”

This is a planned shutdown for maintenance and water is safe to drink.

It’s suggested that residents should run water for five minutes prior to any laundry and avoid washing whites.

City officials also say to turn up water softener settings if possible and run vinegar in dishwashers and laundry.

When the water tower is up and running again, residents should flush their water heaters, clean toilet tanks and run vinegar through dishwashers and washing machines to remove any stuck-on iron.

Contact Mapleton City Hall with any questions at (507)-524-3492.