The City is pro-active when maintaining the storm water system, which is separate from the sewer and water system. Roadways are kept free of leaves and other debris through the a street sweeping program. Storm drains are repaired and inspected on a regular basis. Curb and gutter systems are frequently inspected and repaired to insure proper flow and drainage of excess water from city streets.
Residents can help the City by not putting grass clippings, leaves or other debris in the street. This organic pollution harms waterways.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)
The City has developed a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) in compliance with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements. The SWPPP is part of a federal program called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permits
This program generally requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 people obtain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) permit.
This permit details how storm water will be managed within the city and is based on the city's comprehensive storm water management plan.
Minimum Control Measures
The SWPPP's 6 minimum control measures are as follows:
Construction storm water runoff control
Illicit discharge detection and elimination
Pollution prevention / good housekeeping for municipal operations
Post-construction storm water management for new development and redevelopment
Public education and outreach
Public participation and involvement
Questions & Concerns
Do you have questions about the SWPPP, erosion control, or stormwater management in the city? Are you aware of a violation of the SWPPP or have concerns about a project? Please call the Engineering Division at 763-767-6479.