Is fluoride in my drinking water?

The City of Faribault Water Department adds the following chemicals to water:

Chlorine: 1.2 - 2.0 ppm (disinfecting drinking water).

Ammonia: 0.5 ppm (Forming chloramines, this ensures that the chlorine will last throughout the water system, which is approximately 110 miles of water main in our distribution system.)

Fluoride: 0.5 - 0.9 ppm (Mandated by Minnesota Department of Health)

Sodium Silicate: 4.0 - 8.0 ppm (used for corrosion control and coating of the pipes to prevent the leaching of lead and copper into the drinking water).

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1. I need to have my water temporarily shut off. Who do I call?
2. Does the city have specific lawn sprinkling hours and restrictions?
3. Do these water restrictions apply to my newly sodden/seeded lawn?
4. We have rusty water, what should I do?
5. When and how often are the water hydrants flushed? Will I be notified?
6. My water smells/tastes like chlorine is it safe to use?
7. Is fluoride in my drinking water?
8. Is Faribault's water hard or soft?
9. Does the City soften the water?
10. Where can I obtain information regarding the levels of lead in my drinking water?
11. What causes cloudiness in my drinking water? Is it dangerous?
12. How can I get my drinking water tested?