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...
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:
updated: Friday, August 01, 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...
updated: Friday, September 05, 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 and grass clippings do more damage to our lakes than fertilizers, pesticides and motor oil!
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!