The City Le Sueur Water/Wastewater Department provides clean, safe, water to all of the residential, industrial, and commercial sites in Le Sueur and is responsible for collecting wastewater.
Our process includes: pumping water from our wells, treating it to remove iron and manganese, adding chlorine and fluoride, pumping it to our water towers for storage, and making it available to our residents, industries, and commercial customers via the City’s water main system. We continually test and monitor our water for quality assurance.
Our collection system consists of sewer lines, lift stations, force-mains and storage ponds.
Who to Call for an Water/Sewer Issues
Call our Water/Wastewater Department if there is no water, low pressure, water coming up out of the ground or sewer backups. Our staff will help determine what is causing the problem.
Who to Call for a Water/Sewer Emergencies
If water is spraying in your house/building or if there is a sewage backup, call a plumber. The City owns the water and sewer mains - home and building owners are responsible for the lines from these mains into their homes and buildings.
To report a petroleum or hazardous materials spill, call the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Duty Officer at: 800-422-0798
Rusty Color in Water
Minnesota well water naturally contains a lot of dissolved iron. Le Sueur’s filter treatment process removes 96% of the naturally occurring iron within the water. At times, there is just enough iron remaining after treatment, that some of the iron can precipitate out of the water when it is exposed to chlorine for a long period of time.
The City of Le Sueur flushes the entire City water distribution system every spring to remove this sediment and to make sure the fire hydrants operate correctly. During the flushing period, there are a few places in town where this "rusty" water can accumulate If you happen to turn on your faucet in that particular neighborhood where the crews are flushing, it is possible that you might draw some of this reddish water into your home before it has a chance to be flushed out into the street. If this happens, turn on your cold water faucets throughout your house and let the water run for about five minutes to clear the lines.
Our department accepts raw sewage from septic tanks. For cost and location, please call our office at 507-665-9941.
Your stormwater payment goes toward maintaining and enhancing storm sewers throughout our community. Some of the more noticeable stormwater management efforts include maintenance of catch basins that catch the flow of water from streets and stormwater basins that hold stormwater for longer periods and allow for natural treatment and replenishment of aquifers.
Stormwater charges are part of Federal and State pollution control agency efforts and requirements to minimize pollutants from running into rivers such as the Minnesota River and other lakes and streams. Stormwater charges are based upon property acreage.
Consumer Confidence Report
View of copy of Le Sueur’s 2020 Drinking Water Report (PDF).
Water/Sewer Bill Adjustment Policy
A property owner may request for the City of Le Sueur to review a billing account to determine if the account is eligible for an adjustment. Please click the links below for more information.
Re-Opening your Building from a COVID Shut Down
Long-term shutdowns can lead to stagnant water. The EPA has issued a guide on Restoring Water Quality.