Public Works Department

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

Storm and Surface Water Management

What is the purpose of this site?

Storm and Surface Water

What are storm 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 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 and helps to control flooding.

Site Features

Stormwater News ...

See a video about how and why the City of Minneapolis sweeps streets and what you can do to help keep Minneapolis streets and waterways clean.

When is snows, make sure to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice to keep them safe.  Learn in this video why you should use salt sparingly.

Learn about why you should stick to a low-salt diet.  Read about De-icing Sale and Water Quality

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 
Plop  

Stormwater Documents & Information…

Last updated Apr. 23, 2014