Public Works

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


Help keep our natural waterways clean.

With its lakes, creeks, waterfalls and the Mississippi River, Minneapolis prides itself on natural water. A big part of protecting our waterways is right on our streets. Leaves, dirt, garbage and anything that gets left on the street can wash down storm drains and go untreated into our lakes and the river. When it rains, stormwater carries grass clippings, leaves, cigarette butts, pesticides, fertilizers, antifreeze, paint, gasoline, motor oil and animal waste directly into Minneapolis lakes, creeks and the Mississippi River.

How can you help?

Sign up for the Minneapolis Adopt a Drain program, and commit to clearing leaves and trash from it regularly. If you notice that the drain beneath the grate has material in it, don't try to remove the grate - call 311 and a Minneapolis Sewer Maintenance crew will clean it. Never put anything down a storm drain. It’s for rain and melting snow only. Be a champion and spread the word with your neighbors.

What should I do with the material I collect?

Need more information?

Contact us at 612-673-5522 or [email protected]. If you want to help even more, consider adopting your street or block too. Visit Clean City Minneapolis for more information.

Adopt-A-Drain today!

Fill out the form below and we will contact you.

Example: NE corner of E 38th St & Aldrich Av S - or - 22nd Ave S & Standish Ave (ALL)


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Last updated Mar 9, 2018



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