You are responsible for managing the flow of stormwater from your property.

Managing stormwater helps protect your home

Learn about our stormwater management system and your role.


Residential storm drain


Check the flow 

Check these areas to make sure water is flowing into nearby storm drains.

  • Roof drains
  • Driveway and foundation drains
  • Downspouts
  • Sump pumps

Do not allow water to flow into the sanitary sewer system.

The City moves untreated stormwater and snowmelt to our lakes and rivers

It flows there through:

  • Underground pipes connected to storm drains
  • Natural contours of the land


Contact us

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




Public Works
Surface Water & Sewers Division
309 Second Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2268


Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.