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Stormwater Management

updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Storm water Pollution Prevention Program
In 1987 Amendments to the Clean Water Act were implemented into a two-phased comprehensive national program to address pollutants in storm water runoff. The program covers construction sites, industrial activities and municipal storm sewer systems.

This program resulted in stormwater regulations for the City of St. Louis Park as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegated permitting authority for Minnesota's NPDES program to the MPCA which developed a General Permit which authorizes the City to discharge stormwater.

The City of St. Louis Park’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) was created to satisfy the requirements of the MPCA’s General Permit and serve the City of St. Louis Park by providing a framework of programs and practices to control storm water runoff from the city's jurisdiction.

The documents listed below were created to meet the requirements of the MPCA’s permit:

More information on the NPDES program can be found on the following links:

Surface Water Management Plan
The City of St. Louis Park’s Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) is a document that describes the city’s current surface water resources (e.g., lakes, ponds, wetlands); establishes the overall goals and policies the city will follow in managing surface water throughout the city; and defines specific actions and improvement projects the city may undertake over the approximate 10-year term of the plan.

The SWMP has been developed to provide the city with direction concerning the administration and implementation of water resource activities within the city.

The content covers many areas including water quality, flooding, wetlands, groundwater protection, construction site management, operation and maintenance of the city’s storm water system and public education and involvement.
For further information on stormwater management, contact:
Erick Francis | Water Resources Manager
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2690 |


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St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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