We manage stormwater runoff to protect our environment.

Paying for stormwater management

Your monthly stormwater management utility fee helps pay for our city's stormwater management system.

This system:

  • Protects and improves water quality in our rivers, streams, wetlands 
  • Conserves stormwater resources
  • Prevents flooding, erosion and pollution

See our city's Water Resources Management Plan

Everyone who owns property in Minneapolis pays for this service

  • The fee appears on your monthly utility bill. 
  • We base it on the amount of impervious surface area on your property.
  • There are no exclusions for organizations with nonprofit tax status.
  • You can reduce your utility bill by earning stormwater credits.
Ice buildup in stormwater tunnel.

Contact us

SWS Utility

Surface Water and Sewers 
Public Works Department