The City of Red Wing provides a constant water supply for domestic, industrial, and commercial users. The City of Red Wing also provides available water for 24-hour fire protection for both public and private use. Five deep wells and eight reservoirs throughout the city are used to provide and store the water.
The City of Red Wing has five independent water systems and six pumping stations. Regularly scheduled analysis of the municipal water system by city and state labs insures residents are receiving a safe water supply.
Water Treatment Plants
The City Of Red Wing has two water treatment facilities. The water treatment facilities bring Red Wing into compliance for safe drinking water regulations and reduce the amount of rust in residents’ water.
Twin Bluff Water Treatment Facility
The Twin Bluff Water Treatment Facility is located on Pioneer Road next to the one-million gallon ground storage tank and water pumping facility. It produces up to 4,000 gallons of water per minute. This facility uses manganese green sand to reduce the levels of radionuclides, iron and manganese. There are three municipal wells that supply water to the facility.
Charlson Crest Water Treatment Facility
The other water treatment facility is the Charlson Crest Water Treatment Facility and is located behind the Burnside Elementary School. The Charlson Crest Water Treatment Facility uses the same manganese green sand filtration process as the Twin Bluff Plant and produces up to 3,000 gallons of water per minute. Two new municipal wells supply water for this facility.