Water Services

Quality of Drinking Water 

An illustration of a water drop with text 'Victoria, Minnesota 2021 Drinking Water Report Read Fu Opens in new windowThe City of Victoria works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The 2021 Drinking Water Report (Consumer Confidence Report) (PDF) contains monitoring results for contaminants from January 1 to December 31, 2021. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.

Water Treatment Process

An image and description of a water treatment process for Victoria.

Water Usage and Conservation

The following table outlines how much water is used by typical daily activities. Information for this table taken from the U.S. Geological Survey. Please keep this information in mind and practice sound water conservation practices.

Typical UsageUsage in Gallons
Showering20 - 40 (5 gallons per minute)
Tub Bathing (full tub)36
Toilet Flushing6
Automatic Dishwasher15
Clothes Washing36-60
Outdoor Watering (per minute)8 - 10

Watering Restrictions

Watering restrictions for lawn and garden sprinkling and irrigation are in effect May 1-September 30. Watering is limited to an odd/even schedule corresponding to property addresses—homes with even number addresses may water only on even numbered calendar days and odd number addresses may water only on odd numbered calendar days. Irrigation using the public water supply system is prohibited between 10 am-5 pm everyday.

The city will issue citations for property owners violating the watering restrictions. These water conservation measures are necessary to protect our natural resources and remain within the city’s water usage allocation. Failure to conserve water will result in higher costs for all our residents, so please water responsibly.

Learn more about the watering restrictions and watering recommendations.

Water Hydrant Flushing

The city flushes hydrants twice a year, typically in April and October. Flushing creates a scouring velocity in the water mains to remove settled material such as manganese. It also serves as a fire hydrant function check and inspection. If you see discolored water, it is usually temporary, clearing up in a few hours. Running the cold water tap should help speed up this process. The water is safe to drink; however, it may stain laundry. If the water does not clear up, contact public works staff at 952-443-4210 so additional flushing can be scheduled.