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Yes, they are allowed. A campfire is defined as a "fire for cooking, warming, or recreational purposes burning only clean, untreated wood or charcoal". For more information, click here.
Call the Rice County Recycling Center at 507-332-6833 for their restrictions and hours.
The hydrants are routinely flushed to clean the distribution system. Residents are advised to avoid or limit water usage during the flushing period and to check for discoloration prior to using water for laundry purposes. It is also recommended that residents shut water off at the meter to avoid drawing in rust, particles, or other debris being flushed from the lines. The flushing is done twice a year, spring and fall. Typically this will be done the last week in April and last week in September, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Flushing is done by quadrants on 4 separate nights.
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).
The City of Faribault has water tested every two years. You can find the report here. For additional information you may also call the Minnesota Department of Health at 612-676-5674.
New residents or renters can print or fill out an application for utility services from the website. Once complete, you can return via email, mail, drop box or you can come in to City Hall to drop it off. Additionally, we can give you the application to complete in person (second floor).
You will need to provide the following:- Your last name or business name- Your utility account number- Email address
In addition, you will need to choose a password.
Your account number is located on your utility bill. Call Utility Billing at 507-333-0392 for assistance.
Call us at 507-333-0392 and we will send you a new authorization form to complete.
The full balance due plus a reconnection fee must be paid before your water can be restored. This can be done Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at City Hall on second floor. Note, summer hours begin the first Monday after Memorial Day and end the Friday before Labor Day. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and on Friday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Water service will be restored on the day of payment. Service will not be restored on weekends, holidays or after normal business hours.