Fairmont Water Treatment Plant


Brady Powers
Water/Wastewater Superintendent
300 Day Street
Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 235-6789

Water for the City of Fairmont is supplied by Budd Lake. In 2013, the City completed construction of a $31 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant with a capacity of 5.4 MGD. The plant, which went on-line last fall, features two solid-contact softening basins, two recarbonation basins, two lime sludge holding basins, two filter presses for lime sludge dewatering, four 1.8 MGD granular activated carbon adsorption filters for taste and odor, a 590,000 gallon clearwell with three high service pumps, and an on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system for disinfection and chemical storage and feed systems.

Treated water is stored in three elevated and two ground storage tanks; replacement of the ground storage tanks is scheduled for 2015. The City maintains 83 miles of water mains within its distribution system.

The 2020 budget for the water utility are $3.86 million. The customer base consists of approximately 3,941 residential, 491 commercial and 17 industrial users.

Links of Interest
2023 Drinking Water Report
2022 Drinking Water Report
2021 Drinking Water Report
2020 Drinking Water Report
2019 Drinking Water Report
2018 Drinking Water Report
2017 Drinking Water Report
Lead & Copper in Drinking Water: How to Protect Your Health
Reducing your Water Footprint: Additional Water Conservation Methods
Utility History: 1902 – 2015
Water Treatment Plant Video – 2021