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

Storm and Surface Water Management

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Have you seen this sign at Lake Hiawatha?

                  Floating Curtain Sign        Lake Hiawatha floating curtain

This sign has been installed near a stormwater outfall at Lake Hiawatha. This floating curtain is part of a pilot project from the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB), and will be in place for about eight weeks, starting the week of August 8, 2016. Please do not disturb the floating curtain and trash in this area. 

The purpose of the project is to understand the extent of floatable trash entering Lake Hiawatha from the storm sewer. The results of the pilot project will help with future work to improve the City’s stormwater system.  If you are concerned about trash, please be vigilant about picking up your own trash and encourage others to do the same. Click here for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Stormwater Videos and Information

If you are not sure how a watershed "works", check out this video that explores the benefit between people and nature. Produced by The Nature Conservatory.

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.  

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

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

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 :

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.

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Last updated Aug 24, 2016