Water Towers

The City has five water towers

  1. Central – 1,000,000 gallon capacity (by City Hall)
  2. East – 500,000 gallon capacity (by Home Depot)
  3. West – 300,000 gallon capacity (along Hwy. 69) 158′ tall
  4. South – 300,000 gallon capacity (along Margaretha) 115′ tall
  5. North – 300,000 gallon capacity (by Brookside School) 178′ tall

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.