Notice of Lead Service Line Inventory 

The City of New Germany is pleased to announce it has received grant money from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to conduct a lead service line inventory, now required of all city water systems. A service line is the pipe connecting the water main to the interior plumbing of a building. While service lines are made of various materials such as copper or PVC, lead service lines were commonly used during the 1900s through the 1940s and may have been used up until they were banned in Minnesota on January 1, 1985. Over the course of the next few months, City staff will be working with SEH, the City’s selected engineer, to develop a lead service line inventory. This will involve documenting every service line’s material and location by reviewing historical records and giving residents the opportunity to either identify their own service line or allow City and SEH staff to inspect their service lines. There is no safe level of lead, and developing a lead service line inventory is the first step toward replacing any lead service lines in the City’s water system. 

Residents will receive notice in the mail with next steps and information regarding service line identification options.  

Thank you for participating in this important and necessary endeavor.  



City Council

Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at city hall.


Clerk office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday closed.

Fire Department

The volunteer department has 27 active members, & four rescue reserve members.

Online Bill Pay

The City of New Germany offers its residents the option to pay their bill online.

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New Germany is a rural town with a rich history of civic pride and community connection. We are excited you’ve chosen New Germany, and we hope this letter finds you mutually excited about your new home in New Germany.


The city of New Germany cherishes its past, but we’re really keeping our focus on the future. Our infrastructure overhaul and soon-to-be-completed water treatment facility will have the city properly positioned to support commercial and residential growth for years to come.

New Germany offers several community parks, with such amenities as ball fields, concession stands, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits. Also, the city is a trailhead destination for Carver County Parks Dakota Rail Regional Trail, a 44–mile railroad corridor running through Hennepin, Carver, and McLeod counties.

There are numerous opportunities to become involved in community service, through the planning commission, volunteer fire department, parks, or commercial club. There are also plenty of opportunities to engage and interact with your neighbors, through athletic leagues and city events. We encourage you to participate. Contact the New Germany city offices for specific information.

Please, take a few minutes to read through the information in this community guidebook and get to know a little more about your community.

Again, welcome to New Germany.