Public Works

Surface Water and Sewers
1911 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 673-2405

Storm and Surface Water Management

What is the purpose of this site?

Stormwater News ...

Want to learn more about pollution-free winter maintenance? Attend this Low-Salt Diet seminar put on by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. For details, click here.

Have you checked out the City's Adopt-A-Drain Program? Learn more here.  

If you are not sure how a watershed "works", this video explores the benefit between people and nature.

Want to know what you can do to help keep Minneapolis streets and waterways clean? From the City of Minneapolis "Did you know..." series, see a video about how and why the City of Minneapolis sweeps streets. For more information, see the Minneapolis Public Works street sweeping website.

 

Learn how to prevent stormwater pollution by keeping salt out of the lakes, rivers and streams of Minneapolis by reading the Residential Snow and Ice Care brochure.

See Metro WaterShed Partners Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos: 

Fowl Water 
Plop   

 

Looking for more information on Chapter 54 in Minneapolis?

Chapter 54 is a Minneapolis ordinance that establishes requirements for land-disturbing activities, and for existing stormwater devices. For more information, see the Minneapolis Chapter 54 website.

Want to learn how to keep your lawn healthy and attractive in a sustainable way? 

Check out these 'Improved Lawn Maintenance' videos from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization :

Stormwater and Surface Water

How are stormwater and surface water related?

Stormwater is rainwater. Surface water is found in lakes, rivers, ponds and other water bodies. Stormwater eventually empties into our surface waters. Keeping that stormwater as clean as possible is important to everyone. 

Why is managing storm and surface waters important?

Managing stormwater and surface water protects and actually improves the quality of our lakes, streams & rivers, as well as helping to control flooding.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2016