Public Works

Surface Water and Sewers Division
309 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Public Education and Outreach

It is a goal of the Minneapolis Public Works department to strive to educate the public about what they can do to help improve the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. A wide variety of information about stormwater education and our sanitary sewer system has been developed and made available online. Cutting edge technology and training is continually being employed by City personnel to achieve this goal. City staff attends in-house training programs, as well as external conferences as a way to deliver current information to the City's residents, businesses and visitors.

Minneapolis Environmental Management is responsible for enforcing environmental regulations, as well as handling spill clean ups, sometimes with the assistance of Minneapolis Sewer Maintenance staff. They also provide educational brochures and water quality information to the public.

To increase awareness of water quality issues and encourage community volunteer involvement, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff provides water quality information and education to City residents through:

Water quality education programs are required as part of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  These programs are funded through the MPRB and the City of Minneapolis. 

For more information on what you can do to help see Green Initiatives. Little things can make a big difference - get involved!

Learn about teaching resources by checking out Classroom Resources for Water Quality Education.

Last updated Nov 10, 2015



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