Tap water stations at tonight’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will help spectators stay hydrated



Tonight’s Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade along Hennepin Avenue is taking place during one of the hottest days of the summer. To help everyone beat the heat, the City of Minneapolis will have drinking water stations along the parade route. Visitors are strongly advised to bring re-fillable water bottles so they can stay hydrated.

The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade runs 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Hennepin Avenue from the Basilica of St. Mary to Fifth Street. Prior to the parade, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K will take place on Hennepin Avenue, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Four water stations will be in place along the Hennepin Avenue parade route:

  • The west side at Sixth Street.

  • The east side at Ninth Street.

  • The west side at 11th

  • The west side at Laurel Avenue.


Minneapolis is the state’s largest producer of drinking water. We make around 55 million gallons of clean tap water every day that meets or surpasses federal and state guidelines for water safety. Unlike bottled water, which often costs more than gasoline, Minneapolis tap is a bargain at less than a penny a gallon. Plus, drinking Minneapolis tap water is a better choice for the environment because it creates less waste: no shipping or single-use plastic bottles are needed for folks to enjoy it.

Minneapolis tap water goes to thousands of homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis, Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, Hilltop and the Morningside neighborhood of Edina. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport also gets Minneapolis tap water.