Storm Water

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)

The City has developed a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) in compliance with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements. The SWPPP is part of a federal program called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Minimum Control Measures

The SWPPP's 6 minimum control measures are as follows:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Participation and Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
  • Post-Construction Storm Water Management
  • Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

What is Illicit Discharge and How You Can Prevent It.

Questions & Concerns

Do you have questions about the SWPPP, erosion control, or stormwater management in the city?

Are you aware of a violation of the SWPPP or have concerns about a project?

You can also email the Department of Community Assets and Development or call 651-638-2050.

This program generally requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 people obtain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) permit and details how storm water will be managed within the city and is based on the city's comprehensive storm water management plan.

View the City's MS4 permit (PDF).