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Flooded Basement Guidance and Assistance from the City of St. Louis Park

updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Standing water, saturated building materials, and furniture within your basement, whether there is six inches of standing water or a small amount in a few isolated areas, can spur the growth of mold. Mold is a type of fungus that is present in our environment and flourishes in wet basements. Eventually, mold will damage building materials, personal...

About the Engineering Department

updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Engineering Department’s activities focus on implementing long-term capital improvements to the city’s infrastructure from concept through construction including: special studies, data analysis, survey, design, public involvement, permitting, construction observation and contract administration. The main services provided are:

Bass Lake Restoration Project

updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The purpose of the Bass Lake Restoration Project is to revitalize an historic wetland within the City of St. Louis Park to improve on the overall wildlife habitat by reestablishing native trees, shrubs, and grasses, and to better manage invasive vegetation. In addition, this project will also increase flood storage within the city and improve the water...

Keep Catch Basins and Streets Clean

updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pay Attention to the Public Right-of-Way
The strip of land along the curb (typically 6-8 ft. deep) is reserved for public use (i.e. sidewalks, snow pushed by plows, etc.). Do not install fences, underground irrigation lines, or plant shrubs in the public-right-of way.

Don't Rake Leaves and Grass Clippings onto the Street
Raking leaves and grass clippings onto the streets is a violation of the City of St. Louis Park Erosion Control Ordinance. If you employ a lawn service, make sure they keep leaves and grass clippings off the street as well.

When rainwater carries leaves and grass clippings down streets and into lakes and ponds, they harm water quality. When leaves and grass decay, they release phosphorus which results in excess algae growth and scum. Leaves, grass clippings, fertilizers and pesticides can be harmful to our lakes and streams.

Properly dispose of leaves and grass clippings by composting or use the city yard waste hauler. For more information, contact Public Works at (952) 924-2562 or

Clean Out Catch Basin Grates
If your home is next to a catch basin (the grate covering the opening on a curb), remove leaves clogging the catch basin opening so water doesn't pool up and create slippery spots.

Never Dump Leftover Pesticides or Chemicals onto the Sidewalk, Driveway or Street, or Down the Storm Sewer

Rainwater will carry these chemicals - directly and untreated - into area ponds and lakes where they harm water quality!

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Engineering Department
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2656 Email: