How does Pierre's current water quality compare to Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi water quality?

All three systems supply drinking water that meets required federal and state drinking water standards.  Pierre's water contains manganese that causes brown staining; water produced by Mid-Dakota and Mni Wiconi does not contain manganese. Additionally, the concentrations of calcium and magnesium are approximately 30% higher in Pierre's water supply than in the water produced by Mid-Dakota and Mni Wiconi, making Pierre's water harder than the water supplied by the other systems.

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1. If a water treatment plant is built in Pierre, how much will my water improve?
2. If a Water Treatment Plant is built in Pierre, would the City's water quality be similar to the water produced by Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi?
3. How does Pierre's current water quality compare to Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi water quality?
4. If a Water Treatment Plant is built in Pierre, will drinking water remain clear year round?
5. If the City does not build a water treatment plant, will the quality of our current water source remain stable or will the quality deteriorate?
6. Why does Pierre water turn sidewalks, appliances and fixtures a dark color?
7. Would the development of a Water Treatment Plant prevent the water from staining?
8. If the City builds a Water Treatment Plant, will it damage my current plumbing?