White Bear Township provides water and sewer utilities and storm water maintenance. Billing is performed by the Township's Finance Department and the Township's Public Works Department provides utility maintenance. Town staff works with the Town's Utility Commission to make recommendations to the Town Board for system improvements, maintenance, and billing rates.
Outside Watering Restrictions
White Bear Township has year round restrictions on outdoor watering, as set by Town Ordinance No. 12. Watering may be done by even numbered addresses on even calendar days during the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. only. Odd numbered addresses may water on odd numbered calendar days between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. only.
Public Works maintains all Township water, sewer and storm water utilities. The Township currently operates six wells, one water treatment facility, and three water towers, and has approximately 63.5 miles of water mains. The Township wells pump approximately 400 million gallons of water each year. The Township’s sewer system consist of approximately 61.5 miles of sewer lines and ten pumping stations (lift stations). Sewer treatment is provided by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. The Township has approximately 14 miles of stormwater mains and culverts.
To ensure fresh water and to remove rust build-up in Township water lines, the Public Works Department flushes water from hydrants in the spring and fall. Announcements of flushing appear in the local newspaper and on the Township website. During flushing, a slight discoloration in the water or a drop in pressure may be noticed. Discoloration can usually be cured by turning on your cold water faucet for several minutes. If discoloration persists, contact the Township at 651-747-2750.
Protect Your Drinking Water
For steps and tips on how to protect your drinking water, visit the Minnesota Rural Water Association Website.