Our History

  • Click the arrows to view images to learn more about Tonka Water's rich history. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand, has been the leader in customized water treatment solutions since 1956. We have installed more than 2,400 individually designed water treatment systems across North America. We provide municipal and industrial water systems for groundwater, surface water, and wastewater applications. Our mission is to be universally recognized as the most innovative and flexible provider in the marketplace by focusing on safe, economical and environmentally sound solutions.


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    Tonka Water was founded in 1956 as Tonka Equipment Company in Minnesota near the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Our focus in the beginning was providing water treatment systems to Minnesota and other northern states.


  • In the 1980’s we expanded our reach into the Midwest and beyond. Unique products like Simul-Wash™, Dualator® and UTS™ quickly established us as innovative leaders in the water industry.


  • By the 1990’s Tonka Water became well-known nationally as an innovative manufacturer of customized treatment systems. We established our reputation in the water industry for our state-of-the-art technology, superior expertise and excellent customer service.


  • In 2013, Tonka Equipment Company became Tonka Water, reflecting on our historical roots and emphasizing our core competencies and forward-looking approach to water treatment. Today we provide municipal, government and industrial water treatment systems over a broad range of markets and have thousands of water treatment systems installed throughout the world, ranging in size from 50 gpm to 50 MGD.


  • In September of 2017, Tonka Water was acquired by U.S. Water Services, Inc. Headquartered in St. Michael, MN, U.S. Water’s national footprint serves a growing and diverse mix of over 4,800 industrial customers, including a significant number of Fortune 500 companies. U.S. Water provides integrated water solutions for industry by combining chemical, equipment, engineering and service to optimize system performance, reduce water and energy usage, and improve efficiency.