Storm and Surface Water Management
What is the purpose of this site?
- To increase awareness of stormwater management and surface water quality issues
- To provide information about City of Minneapolis programs and operations that will improve surface water quality
- To encourage community involvement and participation in watershed stewardship
Looking for more information on Chapter 54 in Minneapolis?
What is Chapter 54? This ordinance establishes requirements for land-disturbing activites, and for existing stormwater devices.
You can find more information about Chapter 54 here.
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 :
Is your home or business in danger of flooding?
If you feel your home or business is susceptible to flooding due to recent heavy rains, you can find out the proper way to build and stack sand bags in this video from North Dakota State University.
Storm and Surface Water
What are stormwater and surface waters and how are they related?
Stormwater is rainwater. Surface water is lakes, rivers, ponds and other water collection areas. Stormwater eventually empties into our surface waters, so it is very important that everyone does their part to keep the stormwater as clean as possible.
Why is managing storm and surface waters so important?
Managing stormwater and surface water protects and improves the quality of our lakes, streams & rivers as well as helping to control flooding.
- Green Initiatives - Making a Difference
- Classroom Resources - Teaching aids and educational programs for both children and adults of all generations
- System Overview - Fact and history about the City of Minneapolis storm drain and sanitary sewer system
Stormwater News ...
Ever wondered 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.
When is snows, make sure to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice to keep them safe. In another great video from the City of Minneapolis "Did you know..." series, learn in this video why you should use salt sparingly.
In this video from the Improved Winter Maintenance series from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, you can learn about keeping driveways and sidewalks safe in the wintertime.
Learn how to prevent stormwater pollution by keeping salt out of the lakes, rivers and streams of Minneapolis.
Read Residential Snow and Ice Care
Stormwater Documents & Information…
- Stormwater Utility Fee
- Rain Garden FAQ (pdf)
- Local Surface Water Management Plan
- NPDES Annual Report Documents
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Land-Disturbing Activities
Last updated Mar 14, 2016