Minden Water Issue on the November Ballot


Minden is trying to clean up its dirty water. Sometimes the water out of the faucet is yellow, red, or even brown.

This has been a problem for 25 years and the city wants to end it. Minden is putting a sales tax increase from one percent to two percent on the November ballot.

The water in Minden stains clothes, sinks and bathrooms. It will even stay yellow sometimes after running through a filter.

The city thinks the distorted color comes from high rates of iron and magnesium.

City officials estimate it will cost at least $3 million to fix this problem. If the vote passes, the city will replace all the four inch water pipes in the city as well as some of the larger pipes in Minden.

If passed, the city thinks the sales tax increase will last 20 years.