The water department consists of 10 full-time employees. SPU is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 202.3 miles of water main from 4 inches to 18 inch, 2,029 hydrants, and 3,022 valves. In 2017 we pumped 1,763,124,000 gallons of water which is an average of 4,830,477 gallons per day. We have 10,333 residential accounts, 882 commercial accounts, and 84 industrial accounts. In order to ensure the safety of Shakopee’s drinking water our operators collect 480 bacteriological samples per year as well as 220 nitrate and 254 fluoride samples. Our historic maximum day for water pumped was July 15, 2012, at 16.25 million gallons.