Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) provides water to approximately 450,000 customers. To facilitate this, we operate and maintain a complex system of water supply, treatment, and distribution infrastructure. Our system provides Saint Paul and many surrounding communities with approximately 40 million gallons of high quality treated water on a daily basis. Below you will find detailed information about particularly important aspects of our work and projects we'd like to highlight to our customers.

McCarrons Water Treatment Plant Improvements

3D rendering of planned McCarrons Treatment Plant from aerial viewpoint

The McCarrons Water Treatment Plant, a century-old establishment in Saint Paul, is undergoing significant enhancements to fortify its commitment to delivering clean, high-quality drinking water to the community. Recognized with the esteemed Presidents' Award for Water Treatment, our mission is to modernize aging infrastructure, boost operational efficiency, and integrate state-of-the-art technologies such as ozonation. We're not only preserving a legacy but securing the future of water resources for over 450,000 customers. 

 Details of the McCarrons Water Treatment Plant Improvements

Lead Free SPRWS

Lead Free SPRWS logo

Lead Free SPRWS is a 10 year plan to replace all lead water service lines in the SPRWS service area at no cost to property owners.

Visit our Lead Free SPRWS page for more information.

Received a letter that your property is eligible? Search for and click on your address in our service material map and complete the intent form linked in the pop-up to start the replacement process.

Free Lead Testing

Most lead services were installed in homes built prior to 1926. There were also a small percentage of homes built between 1942 and 1947 that have lead service lines. These homes are at higher risk of lead leaching from the pipes. We offer free lead testing for these customers and help them to interpret the results of their tests. Eliminating these lead service lines is the best long-term solution to the problem of lead in drinking water.

Lead testing kits are available for customers at the customer service desk at:

1900 Rice St
Saint Paul MN, 55113
Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

For more information contact customer service at 651-266-6350.

If you live outside our service area, you can have your household water tested by a private laboratory. Contact the Minnesota Department of Health for a list of certified laboratories.

Main and Hydrant Flushing

Saint Paul Regional Water Services flushes its fire hydrants and water mains every year as part of a uni-directional flushing program. Click to expand the items below to learn more about this process and it's effects.

Last Edited: October 3, 2023