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Minneapolis Adopt-A-Drain Program

See recent article about the efforts by the City of Minneapolis to keep Fat, Oil & Grease out of sanitary sewers.

In 2017, 269 people signed up for the Adopt-A-Drain program, keeping 760 storm drains clean in Minneapolis. Through October of 2018, over 700 people adopted over 2,000 storm drains in Minneapolis! To sign up and find out more about the program, click here.  

If you are not sure how a watershed "works", this video explores the benefit between people and nature.

Want to know 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. For more information, see the Minneapolis Public Works street sweeping website.

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

Looking for more information about the storm & sanitary sewer review process 54 in Minneapolis?

Chapter 54 is a Minneapolis ordinance that establishes requirements for land-disturbing activities, and for existing stormwater devices. For more information, see the Stormwater & Sanitary Sewer Guide website.

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 :

Stormwater and Surface Water

How are stormwater and surface water related?

Stormwater is rainwater. Surface water is found in lakes, rivers, ponds and other water bodies. Stormwater eventually empties into our surface waters. Keeping that stormwater as clean as possible is important to everyone. 

Why is managing storm and surface waters important?

Managing stormwater and surface water protects and actually improves the quality of our lakes, streams & rivers, as well as helping to control flooding.

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Salary Compliance Notice:
State statute 471.701; Notice of Salary Compliance, requires that the City post for not less than 90 days
the job title of the three highest paid employees along with their base salary. For 2018 these were:
1. City Attorney, $186,490
2. Assistant City Coordinator Convention Center, $183,600
3. Director Public Works, $181,191


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