Here in Saint Paul we drink the river.
We are part of sixty-one percent of Americans who rely on lakes, rivers, and streams as their source of drinking water. The Mississippi is what flows through our taps after exceptional treatment by Saint Paul Regional Water Services. What is not consumed runs down our drains to be treated at the award winning Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant and then returns again to the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi literally flows through us. Imagine that.