If a water treatment plant is built in Pierre, how much will my water improve?

The treatment process would remove iron and manganese from the treated water. Here's what that means for you.

  • The treated water would no longer stain sidewalks, appliances, fixtures, etc.
  • The hardness of the water would be reduced by about 30%; this would decrease the need for home softener salt.
  • It would lessen the mineral taste some people notice in Pierre's current drinking water.


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1. If a water treatment plant is built in Pierre, how much will my water improve?
2. If a Water Treatment Plant is built in Pierre, would the City's water quality be similar to the water produced by Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi?
3. How does Pierre's current water quality compare to Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi water quality?
4. If a Water Treatment Plant is built in Pierre, will drinking water remain clear year round?
5. If the City does not build a water treatment plant, will the quality of our current water source remain stable or will the quality deteriorate?
6. Why does Pierre water turn sidewalks, appliances and fixtures a dark color?
7. Would the development of a Water Treatment Plant prevent the water from staining?
8. If the City builds a Water Treatment Plant, will it damage my current plumbing?